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** Lost Gold At The Dead Man's Mine ** A Miners Journal **


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2 hours ago, Tahoegold said:

Thanks Ghost Miner for taking the time to write this!!!

Still a little more to go today before the end.

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So long Jed. I know you & Whiskey Jack are up there somewhere finding gold once again. 

 

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   Delnorter won the gold contest with his guess of 890 ounces. He was closest without going over. Jed's crew ended up with 1072 ounces for the 1936 season. 

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  Thanks to all the readers of the journal. It was the experience of a lifetime for me. See you in the Fall for Season 2. 

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23 minutes ago, GhostMiner said:

                                 EPILOGUE 

 

   At this point there were no further writings in the journal. Several days after the last entry Jed Stevens was found dead. His body had been discovered by some hunters about twenty miles from his claims. He had been shot through the back of the head and was lying on the ground near a large boulder. There was a small hole that had been dug out underneath it but when the hunters searched there was nothing there. He was identified and law enforcement notified his brother of his tragic death. Evidently he had been murdered for his gold. The perpetrators were never found. It is said that his ghost haunts the mine to this day. 





 

   A NOTE TO READERS :    Be sure to watch for the next edition of this series as the 

                                            miners return to the claims and resume their adventures in

                                            the search for gold. 

 

                                                        See you up in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

 

                                                                              GhostMiner

   

Wow wonder how that happened?

Seems like it would have been very difficult for someone to tail him for 20 miles to where the gold was hidden.

Amazing that the killer never bragged about it and was found out.

UNLESS Jed was double crossed by someone in the crew!

Thank you very much Ghost Miner for telling this tale and are the same guys coming back next season to mine? Guys from the same crew?

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Just now, Bedrocker said:

Wow wonder how that happened?

Seems like it would have been very difficult for someone to tail him for 20 miles to where the gold was hidden.

Amazing that the killer never bragged about it and was found out.

UNLESS Jed was double crossed by someone in the crew!

Thank you very much Ghost Miner for telling this tale and are the same guys coming back next season to mine? Guys from the same crew?

OR perhaps Jed was jumped by someone while he was alone at the camp and then was forced at gun point to drive to the gold.

On the promise they wouldn't kill him, but they did anyway.

Would Jed do that or would he rather die first and keep his gold a secret?

Wish we could ask him!

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Bedrocker; I would go with your probable   theory..........The wrong people knew he likely had a lot of gold hidden near by.  He was jumped and forced at gun point to reveal the cache in return for  his life.  The worst kind of sort knew that "dead men tell no tales"  so after digging up the dust he was killed on the spot. 

Life can be  so unfair and tragic

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