Lost Lemon Mine

Lost Lemon Mine, a legendary gold deposit reputedly somewhere between the Crowsnest Pass and the Highwood River in southwestern Alberta, discovered about 1870 by prospectors Frank Lemon and "Blackjack."

Lost Lemon Mine, a legendary gold deposit reputedly somewhere between the Crowsnest Pass and the Highwood River in southwestern Alberta, discovered about 1870 by prospectors Frank Lemon and "Blackjack." Lemon allegedly murdered Blackjack at the mine and went mad. Two Stoney witnesses were sworn to secrecy by Chief Bearspaw. Later, Lemon was unable to direct other prospectors to the mine. Thousands have since searched for the fabulous lode; many have died mysteriously. King Bearspaw, descendant of the chief, claimed to know the secret location and led many expeditions into the mountains - all in vain.


Further Reading

  • D. Riley, et al, The Lost Lemon Mine (1968).