The Journal of Lost Mine Canyon is the first novel by Cerro Gordo's caretaker, Robert L Desmarais.
The ground shook with such force that the the mountain began to crumble right where Abe Ransom had his camp. He dodged the first few boulders and slabs of granite, but a major rock slide caught him before he could get clear of the area. He became covered along with his gold discovery. It was over a hundred and forty years later that Abe's journal was discovered in a pile of rock that mother nature had rearranged. Jim Ward was on a deer hunting trip where he discovered the old leather-bound book and a few items that showed someone had been in the area a long time ago. Jim knew who to give the book to, someone who could get the story out of it. Jake Marshall owned a mining and treasure hunting business and had the resources to research and possibly find a lost treasure. This treasure hunt took the men to the utmost limits of their abilities and endurance, and Mother Nature gave them some tastes of Hell, but the treasure was there, just like the old journal described, two hundred pounds of gold.