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The Lost Blue Bucket Mine


If you enjoyed reading the tale of The Lost Blue Bucket Mine, which is attributed by different sources to both Nevada and Oregon, 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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Roadside Geology of Oregon

David D. Alt and Donald W. Hyndman


Oregon Geographic Names

Lewis A. McArthur

Nevada Lost Mines and Buried Treasures

Douglas McDonald


Wagons West: The Epic Story of America's Overland Trails

Frank McLynn

Oregon's Golden Years: Bonanza of the West

Miles F. Potter


Pioneer Days of Oregon History

S.A. Clarke

The Search for Oregon's Lost Blue Bucket Mine: The Stephen Meek Wagon Train of 1845: An Oregon Documentary

Bert Webber and C.S. Hoffman


Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology

Edward J. Tarbuck

Gold Mining in Oregon

Bert Webber [editor]


Dictionary of Geology and Mineralogy