Prince plays a young man trying to locate the fabled Lost Dutchman Gold Mine by searching through some public records. The bulk of the story about the mine's original discovery is then told in flashback. Ford plays the Dutchman, a money-mad miner who first runs across the mine during the
days of the Old West. He has an affair with Lupino, an equally greedy woman, who wants to control the mine for herself and her husband (Young). Ford kills her and her husband when he catches on to her motives. Their deaths are revenged by nature when Ford is killed in an earthquake. The film
flashes forward to Prince and his own search for the mine. On the verge of finding the gold...