Sites And Gem Locations in Washington State

Clallam County:
Lost Treasure
A treasury agent by the name of Victor Smith in 1861 stole $9,000 in gold coins and buried them inside of a strongbox along the banks of the Straits of Juan de Fuca, near Port Angeles on State 101. Also two miles west of Port Angeles there have been large numbers of American double eagle gold coins that have washed ashore after storms which probably are coming from a nearby shipwreck.

Lost Treasure
At the northwestern tip of the state by the Straits of Juan de Fuca on the Ma-kah Indian Reservation is Near Cape Flattery. Relies and coins have been found by treasure hunters that most likely are from the Spaniard settlement here dating back to 1792.

Clallam County:
Lost Treasure
During certain times of the year the timbers of an old ship can be seen at Cape Alava which is on the Pacific Ocean at the northern end of Olympic National Park. Silver coins dating back to the late nineteenth century and artifacts have been found by treasure hunters at this time of the year.

Gem Location
The gem hunter can find about seven different sites in the county of Clallam to hunt for jasper, agate, porphyry and beach pebbles along the beaches between the cities of River Jordan and Sooke.

Clark County:
Fort
On State 500, several miles from the city of Vancouver is Fort Vancouver. The fort was built in 1824 and served for twenty years as headquarters for the British Hudson Bay Company. At its peak the fort had twenty two buildings and many smaller ones around them, then when the area became part of the American territory in the mid 1800's the fort fell into ruin.

Cowitz County:
Lost Treasure
There is a lost gold mine that is known as the Lost Swank Creek Gold Mine located in the area of Ostrander off of US 5 in the county of Cowitz.

Franklin County:
Ghost Town
The ghost town of Grange City was a river town that was destroyed by floods. The town was located where the Snake River and the Tucannon River meet which is around twelve and a half miles west of Delaney.

Garfield County:
Lost Treasure
Near the town of Penawawa along the banks of the Snake River a prospector buried two hundred pounds of raw gold during an Indian attack. After the attack, he was unable to locate the spot where he had buried the gold.

Ghost Town
Nine miles west of the town of Clark-ston on the Snake River is the ghost town of Silcott. This was a thriving riverboat town until it burned down in the year 1885. Rebuilding of the town began after the fire but was soon abandoned altogether.

Grant County:
Lost Treasure
Outlaws in the year 1879 buried around $30,000 in gold bars inside of a cave on Sentinel Mountain which is in the Saddle Mountain Range, three miles southeast off Beverly off of county road 243.

Gem Location
Near the city of Wenatchee off of US 2 and across the river from the "Fowler's Rock Shop" the gem hunter can find opalized wood.

Grays Harbor County:
Lost Treasure
There have been numerous amounts of bottles and artifacts that have washed ashore north of Taholah on the Quinault Indian Reservation that date back from a late nineteenth century shipwreck on Cape Elizabeth.

Ghost Town
On state 12 twenty Six miles northwest of Chelalis is the ghost town of McCormick. Over one dozen ruins of logging ghost towns can be found along the fifty three mile stretch between the towns of Chehalis and Raymond.

Town
The ghost town of Brady existed in the late nineteenth century as a gold mining center. Today there are only a few building still standing to see. Located on the Satsop River and opposite of the town of Satsop, fourteen miles east of Aberdeen on state 101.

Barber Pacific County:
Gem Location
Along the banks of the Wilapa River in the county of Harbor Pacific and near the town of Lebam off of US 101 the gem hunter can find chalcedony clams.

Jefferson County:
Lost Treasure
There are three treasures that wait to be found in the area of Port Towsend off of county road 20 in the county of Jefferson. On the banks of Discovery Bay there is $80,000 in stolen money robbed from a British paymaster. In the Hammond orchard in the town of Port Towsend, Harry Sutton the saloon owner buried $11,000 in gold coins and in the same orchard a jeweler by the name of S.S. Buckley buried a fortune in jewelry and money sometime during the 1860's.

Gem Location
Near the city of Joyce off of county road 53 the gem hunter can find agate.

King County:
Ghost Town
The ghost town of Newcastle, which is on US 5 north of Renton is one of the many coal towns that have been abandoned over the years. All of the towns have buildings still standing to see today.

Ghost Town
Three miles south of Buckley off of state 5 is the ghost town of Bumett. After World War II this coal mining town was abandoned. There are buildings still standing to see today.

Ghost Town
The ghost town of Satkum is ten miles east of Mary's Corner off of US 5. This day; to the east of Salkum you will find the ghost towns of Mayfield and Rifee.

Kittitas County:
Lost Treasure
The Lost Swauk Creek Gold Mine is four miles west of Liberty and south of Mountain on Swauk Creek.

Fort
Fort Flagleer is on the north end of Marrowstone Island, opposite Port Towsend. During-the 1890's Fort Fla-gleer was established along with Fort Worden and Fort Casey to protect the access to Seattle and Tacoma which continued until the end of World War 1. This spot is reported by treasure hunters as a prime location for bottle hunting.

Gem Location
Blue gem agate can be found in the county of Kittitas near the town of Liberty, off of US 97.

Klickitat County:
Gem Location
Off of State 97 near the town of Goldendale the gem hunter can find carnelian.

Lewis County:
Gem Location
Chalcedony clams can be found in the county of Lewis off of county read 33 between the cities of Chehalis and Raymond.

Okanogan County:
Lost Treasure
A wealthy cattle rancher by the name of Chief Smitken, buried $18,000 in gold coins before he died in the year 1918 by the St. Mary Indiana Mission in Omak which is off of State 97.

Ghost Town
On the Salmon River by Granite Mountain, seventeen miles northwest of Okanogan is the ghost town of Conconully. This town served as the county seat until it burned down in the year 1892. The following year the town was rebuilt and abandoned in the y ear 1915. Mining and logging buildings still stand today to see.

Fort
Fort Okanogan is on the Columbia River across from Rocky Butte. The fort was built in 1811 and in 1874 it was destroyed by Indians during an attack. There are many treasures that are believed to be buried on and around this fort.

Gem Location
Off of county read 30, between the cities of Okanogan and Twisp the gem hunter can find ammonite.

Pend Oreille County:
Location
Off of State 20 in the county of Penal Oreille the gem hunter can find garnet, muscovite and beryl.

Snohomish County:
Ghost Town
The ghost town of Gold Basin is near county road 92 and thirty one miles east of Marysville. In its day this was a booming gold mining town. The ghost town of Silverton is also nearby Gold Basin.

Spokane County:
Ghost Town
On the Little Spokane River and state 2 highway is the ghost town of Milan. This lumber town is twenty-four miles north of Spokane and only recently was the town abandoned when the sawmill closed down.

Stevens County:
Lost Treasure
At Robbers Roast which is between Fruitland and Adams Mountain there are many treasures buried that were put there by the numerous outlaws who frequented this area for many years. Nearby on Stensger Mountain a band of renegade Indians buried a wagon-load of gold ore in 1853.

Gem Location
Off of US 195 near the city of Colville in the county of Stevens the gem hunter can find calispell, muscovite, beryl and garnet.

Walla Walla County:
Ghost Town
The ghost town of Wallula which is near the junction of the Columbia and Walla Walla Rivers, was a mining and cattlemens river town that was very prosperous in its day. The town is fifteen miles southeast of Pasco.

Ghost Town
In the ghost town of Attalia there are a few buildings that are still standing today to see. This was once a railroad town and is located on the Columbus River and State 395, close to Fort Walla Walla.

Lost Treasure
On the site of the old Collins Roadhouse there is a treasure buried that had been put there by outlaws. The roadhouse was the headquarters for the freight and stage lines and is just of Uniontown, off of State 195.

Battlefield
Steptoe Battlefield, on May 17, 1858 was the scene of a battle between the American Army and the Indians. The Americans suffered great losses this day due to the fact that those of the soldiers that sought refuge in the hills nearby were tracked by the Indians and then killed also.

Yakima County:
Lost Treasure
There is a lost Spanish gold mine on the northern slope of Mount Adams which is near the head of the Lewis River.