I was just thinking today...The Uintah Mountains have not been a producer of gold historically. They have been searched from end to end and some gold found, but nobody has taken out large quantities of it in recent times. Nothing like the Mercur and Tintic etc. areas or other areas in nearby Colorado has been found. So why did the Spanish focus on the Uintah Mountains? Or did they? Did they mine the other areas I mentioned? If so, why did they even bother with the Uintahs when there seems to be little gold there judging by more recent activity. I'm gullible enough to believe there is gold there in the Uintahs so my question is what did the Spanish know that we don't? Where did all the gold go?
--Greg (Treasures of the Uintahs)