Oregon Gold Searches

By Art Redman
From page 8 of the November, 2012 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2012 Lost Treasure, Inc. all rights reserved


The Gales Creek Mine
The story behind the Lost Mine of Gales Creek in northwestern Oregon is easy to determine.
In the fall of 1971, a writer from New Meadows, Idaho, wrote a letter to “Gold” magazine about the “Gayles” Creek mine.
The fact that Carl Truet misspelled the name of the creek was overlooked by two writers when they listed a lost mine on Gayles Creek in a treasure map atlas in 1974 and a 1978 Bibliography of “Lost Mines of the West.”
The correct spelling is Gales Creek, named for Joseph Gale who settled at the base of a 1,788-foot high mountain, which was later named Gales Peak, after he came to Oregon in 1834.
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