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Treasure Hunting

Postby mrfish » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:35 am

Mystery deepens for missing Rocky Mountain treasure hunter
Eric Ashby, 31, went missing while searching for $2 million worth of treasure hidden by Forrest Fenn. Unless Fenn set up booby traps of some kind, he is legally in the clear.
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Re: Treasure Hunting

Postby dilbert » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:22 am

Let's Look for Treasure!
Two of the most famous treasure hunters in action!
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Re: Treasure Hunting

Postby cactuspete » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:37 pm

The hunt for Forrest Fenn's $2 million hidden treasure
The treasure is SOMEWHERE in the Rocky Mountains. The Rocky Mountains cover a lot of territory in several states. The clues are pretty ambiguous.
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Re: Treasure Hunting

Postby MojaveMike » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:21 pm

Seeking the Hidden Treasure of the Rocky Mountains
Very intriguing story. I interpret the "too far to walk" clue as a one-way distance of at least 8.5 miles (17 miles rt). In other words, it's a bit more than a casual hike unless you're one of those long distance hikers who think nothing of forty miles in a day. But this guy was pretty old when he hid the treasure, so he pretty much for sure used a horse to carry the box which means he stuck to trails or very easy cross country routes. The problem is that the ambiguous clues could fit hundreds of locations throughout the Rocky Mountains. Like most mountain ranges repeating geographical patterns will be found throughout the range which match the basic clues, thus making it very difficult to determine the precise location of the treasure.
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Re: Treasure Hunting

Postby drdesert » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:09 am

7 Places There's Still Buried Treasure
Here are a few more treasure hunting opportunities. Good luck!
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Re: Treasure Hunting

Postby dzrtdwg » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:44 am

Still Searching for the Mojave’s Lost River of Gold
This article contains some interesting info about the Mojave Desert region.
In 1933, a number of scattered newspaper articles appeared across Southern California extolling the grandeur and beauty of some recently discovered massive limestone caves within the Mojave’s Providence Mountains near the old Bonanza King Mine. Known today as Mitchell Caverns, these geological wonders were named after Jesse E. “Jack” Mitchell who had initially explored the caves in 1929 and would later market them into a popular recreational destination accessible from the National Trails Highway, better known as Route 66.

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Re: Treasure Hunting

Postby BallaratBob » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:44 pm

Death Valley Treasures - California - Gold Rush Expeditions - 2013
Included is the Stockwell Mine located at the north end of Searles Valley. (Take the road that goes off to the left just before the sand and gravel operation.)
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Re: Treasure Hunting

Postby BoraxBill » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:14 am

There may be some interesting artifacts out in the desert around Trona, but probably nothing that could be called a treasure. In any case, removing any relics or artifacts from public lands is strictly prohibited by law. There may be a market for such things, but anyone caught dealing in that kind of thing could find themselves in a heap of trouble!
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