small glacial gold deposits have been found in this area near the ohio river but the reports are limited and the quantity of gold recovered has been extremely small. there is no commercial gold mining activity in the state. kentucky gold prospectors would be advised to check out some areas in nearby states that have known occurrences of gold.
lost silver mines and buried treasures of kentucky [michael paul henson] on amazon. *free* shipping on qualifying offers. this booklet presents considerable information on john swift's lost silver mine in kentucky. the version of his journal presented here is different from that found in michael paul's 1975 john swift's lost silver mines.
summary an easy hike to an arch in the forest. rating easy hike (about 2.8 miles) best time of year to hike early spring when flowers are blooming or autumn when you can catch the fall colors. the usda forest office is located in winchester kentucky
mar 16 2006018332i am also researching the swift silver mines. it is such a twisted story and i have so many different versions. what i have found points to 3 possible places in ky. one of which i am leaning very hard toward hiking through. and yes it has been said that small amounts of silver has been found and one person found a large arrowhead made of pure
other versions of the story place the silver mine farther west than ia each year in wolfe county kentucky there is a swift silver mine festival in the county seat of campton kentucky where locals believe the mine may be located near swift creek.
lost mines are a popular form of lost treasure legend. the mine involved is usually of a high value commodity such as gold silver or diamonds. often there is a map purportedly showing the location of the mine. common reasons given for the mines being lost include the mine is discovered and worked by a recluse who refuses to divulge the location and dies without revealing the location. the mine is
his book swifts silver mines and related appalachian treasure a kentucky man has a mostly silver ax head or wedge he found near an old smelter. an ohio man has several fingers of silver he found while searching for the mines. several spanish coins from the swift era were found in north carolina setting off a small silver rush.
they are the red river sometimes called the red fork of the kentucky and devil s creek a branch of the kentucky in wolfe also in wolfe is swift s camp creek a branch of the red river so named because swift supposedly had his silver mining camp located there.
wolfe county swift silver mine festival. 2430 likes 183 17 talking about this. come home labor day weekend to celebrate with family and friends
daniel boone national forest. silvermine arch trail is a 2.8 mile out and back trail located near pine ridge kentucky that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. the trail is primarily used for hiking walking trail running and nature trips and is accessible year round. dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
nov 30 2014018332the mountains of eastern kentucky and southwest ia have been the most frequently rumored locations of the mine and the buried treasure. the legend is based on a journal written by jonathan swift that claims he was led to a cave filled with silver ore by a man named george munday.
other versions of the story place the silver mine farther west than ia each year in wolfe county kentucky there is a swift silver mine festival in the county seat of campton kentucky where locals believe the mine may be located near swift creek. the appalachian mountains have
central kentucky mineral district . the central kentucky mineral district commonly known as the central kentucky fluorspar district covers part or all of the 16 counties in the bluegrass region of central kentucky and consists of more than 200 vertically dipping vein deposits.
kentucky doesn't have as many valuable minerals and gemstone varieties as many other states but there are still quite a few types that you can find here. fossils are abundant in some areas and geodes and agates can be collected in certain locations.
in our region minerals were deposited at low temperatures (below 150 degrees f). veins are noteworthy in central kentucky from anderson boyle owen scott fayette and woodford counties. in the illinois kentucky fluorspar district veins are known from crittenden livingston counties (kentucky) as well as hardin and pope counties (illinois).
jackson county ky silver mines mine companies mine owners and mine information. us mining provides information on mines operators and minerals mined in jackson county ky
ghost town and mushroom mines as a kentucky library associate and local historian these days it is not uncommon for me to be in the archives or on the net researching some strange place or scanning old news clippings. however the existence of the old abandoned mushroom mines was brought to my attention by a fan that is also into haunted and
dec 05 2015018332most people dont know these 11 treasures are hiding in kentucky. back in kentuckys days of old many people either did not trust the banks or did not have access to one. in cases such as this wise kentuckians would often bury their treasure hordes in spots they deemed safe. in most cases an old tree or some landmark would signal the spot
jonathon swift silver mines . the legend of the jonathon swift silver mines is well known in kentucky. thousands of kentuckians have spent time and money in search of this legend. numerous books maps and interpretations of the swift legend have been studied by amateur prospectors hobbyists and folklorists in search of the lost mines.
john swifts lost silver mine historic campground in the beautiful red river gorge kentucky features riverside camping canoe rentals kayak rentals tubes bicycles and fishing on the red river.
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hall said that a carving of a quotcornstalkquot is visible at the cave and shawnee chief cornstalk claimed to have assisted swift in his silver mining in eastern kentucky. if not part of the cache left by swift or one of his mining crew the spanish coins (which were said to also include a few english crowns) could have been part of the riches hidden by the shawnee.