You'll find some great information and tips here, but you'll
also be surprised by some of the topics and techniques that are
covered on our website. We take a broad view of treasure hunting,
so while there are pages on metal detecting and ghost
towns, there are also ones on searching for lost diamonds in
parking lots and other ways to make profitable discoveries of
many sorts. If there is something valuable to be found and taken
as your own, I consider that a treasure.
join an actual treasure hunt game in Colorado, with valuable
treasures and prizes? You'll be tracking down clues in some of
the most beautiful locations in the west. Even better, it's absolutely
free to join the hunt.
Note: Since starting this website a few years
ago, we have moved to Florida and I am no longer able to monitor
the clues to make sure they are still there. As a result, it
may not be possible to complete our challenge using the information
found here. But rest assured that if you give it a try, you will
see some beautiful places, and if you find enough of the clues
to win some of the minor prizes you will still be able to claim
them (and my email address will always be available on the contact page).
When You Pan for Gold Matters - The timing of
your search for gold matters, especially in areas that have other
prospectors out there in the streams. Winter freezes cause gold
in rocks and earth to break lose and migrate into streams, so
early spring is a good time to check. Also try after large storms,
as soon as the river or creek has settled down enough to work
Buried Treasure at the Dump - James Howells,
of Newport, Wales, threw out his computer when it was damaged,
forgetting that he had the encryption key on the hard drive for
7,500 bitcoins. The digital currency was only worth a few hundred
dollars at the time, but the current value is $7.5 million. He
knows which dump the computer was sent to, but has no idea where
in the many acres of trash it might be. The landfill operator
is not allowing people to treasure hunt there at the moment,
but with that kind of money on the line Howell might be able
to get investors to fund an organised (and safe) dig that would
How to Find a Secret Stash - Updated February
2014 - People have always hidden money and valuables and will
continue to do so. These treasures are lost and forgotten for
many reasons, but there is one primary cause: death. People stash
things and never think to tell anyone that they have done so
or where their hiding places are located. And then they die.
Both death and secrets are more common than we like to think.
With nobody knowing about the existence of a stash or at least
nobody knowing where... Continue
Three Ghost Towns - You can find ghost towns
in every country in the world and probably every state in the
United States. For many people visiting a ghost town holds a
fascination that is incomparable, perhaps because these towns
hold within their deserted buildings and neglected gardens a
sense of our past. Here are three of America's most interesting...
Here's a fun video I found on YouTube
by Rick McKeon, showing some of what he found during the course
of his first year treasure hunting. He also demonstrates how
to clean up some items, whether coins for spending or other items
that can be sold...
Find This Buried treasure!
Forrest Fenn hid millions of dollars' worth of gold and gems,
and he is inviting treasure hunters everywhere to come and find
it. At 82 he figured it is time to start giving away some of
what he has accumulated over the years. As of spring of 2013,
nobody has yet found the treasure chest containing the fortune.
It is thought somewhere in the mountains of his home state of
New Mexico, and as explained in one television report and interview, there are clues
in a poem that Fenn wrote.