The Lost Ventana Mine


If you enjoyed reading the tale of La Ventana, we invite you to learn more about the subject from the following books -- check each of theGeoZone's tales of lost treasure since we bring you Further Reading covering many topics related to lost treasures and their geologic settings at the close of each tale.

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Golden Treasures of the San Juan

J.B. Marshall and T.H. Cornelius

Lost Sheepherder's Gold

Temple H. Cornelius

La Salle: A Perilous Odyssey From Canada to the Gulf of Mexico

Donald S. Johnson

A Guide to Treasure in Colorado

H. Glenn Carson

Ghost Towns, Colorado Style: Southern Region, Vol. 3

Kenneth Jessen

Physical Geography of North America

A.R. Orme [editor]

Song of the Hammer and Drill: The Colorado San Juan, 1860-1914

Duane A. Smith

Colorado Atlas and Gazeteer

Delorme [editor]

Roadside Geology of Colorado

Halka Chronic

Lost Gold and Silver Mines of the Southwest

Eugene L. Conrotto