Mono County Points of Interest

California Historic Point of Interest: Lost Cement Mine Near Crestview 23 June 2009
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Lost Cement Mine
US 395 Near Owens River Road

Lost Cement Mine

Somewhere near this spot is located the famous Lost Cement Mine. First discovered in 1857, the find was described as a ledge, "wide as a curb stone" of rusty, reddish cement, two thirds of it pure gold. Various circumstances prevented the original discoverers from returning to claim their wealth. History indicates the location of the Lost Cement Mine may have been rediscovered and mined periodically until 1877 and then again concealed. An occasional prospector still searches for the elusive treasure but its location today still remains a secret. If while hiking in the area, you happen to come upon a ledge of pure gold please notify the nearest ECV chapter so that we might relocate this monument to the correct site.

Plaque dedicated September 6, 1980
Bodie Chapter of E Clampus Vitus

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