Tom Ashworths Prospectors Cache

San Miguel County New Mexico

by Tom Ashworth


North of Pecos along the Pecos River Canyon on old road 14 miles to the Terrero Store, turn east 1 mile uphill and you will find a long mine dump extending to the Willow Creek Campground. This is in the Willow Creek District and you can find gold on the dump. Willow Creek District produced 178,961 ounces of gold from 1881-1940. This dump was the dump of the Pecos Mine, which produced base metals with a by product of gold.

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