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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2013 8:00 pm | Updated: 12:10 am, Sun Mar 31, 2013.

For more than a decade, he packed and repacked his treasure chest, sprinkling in gold dust and adding hundreds of rare gold coins and gold nuggets. Pre-Columbian animal figures went in, along with prehistoric “mirrors” of hammered gold, ancient Chinese faces carved from jade and antique jewelry with rubies and emeralds.

Forrest Fenn was creating a bounty, and the art and antiquities dealer says his goal was to make sure it was “valuable enough to entice searchers and desirable enough visibly to strike awe.”

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6 comments:

  • jwilson posted at 11:20 am on Thu, Apr 18, 2013.

    jwilson Posts: 1

    For those of you that do not see the good in what Mr. Fenn has done to bring people out of there "holes" of everyday living and to be part of the great outdoors, shame on you! Even if you do not go searaching for this, what does it hurt to dream?
    If you are not smart enough or have the correct tools to be out in the wilderness, please stay home and sit on your front porch (if you have one) and rock your lives away doing nothing to contribute to the American dream.
    Think of all of those folks that are irresponsible for leaving garbage on public lands that abuse the right and are never caught and throw garbage from there car windows as they drive down the highway. Many irresponsible people may end up going out to look for this treasure and will abuse the priviledge, that is a given. Anyone going out and having a great time being in areas never seen before, good for you..........
    Have we forgotten what it is like to dream? Where would we be without those pioneers that were adventurous enough to travel from the east to the west coast to search for the American dream? They had virtually nothing to account for except the PRIDE they had to be an American.
    Those that dream will always be successful. Those that don't will always look for the negative that has crushed the American dream.
    You can always go over to North Korea if you think what we have is so bad here in the great USA.

     
  • MEP posted at 9:21 am on Fri, Apr 5, 2013.

    MEP Posts: 4

    I think Forrest Fenn should fined for leaving/littering 40 lbs of garbage on Public Lands just like if you or I left 40 lbs. of anything on public lands, and for starting this "GOLD RUSH" in our backyards he should be reprimanded, warned, or fined/billed for each incident Search and Rescue is called out, or as fires get started by treasure hunters, etc...
    What a bunch of crap! Guess some people need attention until the day they die, and them some...?
    Fenn should be made to clean up his mess he started, then honorably donate the money to a local charity org., and apologize to us the neighbors who are weekly putting up with this stunts fall out.
    This is really not the kind of "tourism" we the local people who live in these lands desire... Now he gets claim for bringing tourist here, he should also get the blame for everything that happens in the fallout.
    SHAME ON YOU MR. FENN.
    Clean up your mess before the next grave marker is dug up or another Texan gets lost, and dies, or archeological treasure is destroyed.
    Call it off Fenn!

     
  • Blaine Bosserman posted at 8:24 pm on Thu, Apr 4, 2013.

    INQUISITION NEWS Posts: 3

    I know exactly where the treasure is! Just need a way to get there to get it! Anyone willing to help? I will split it with you!

     
  • Blaine Bosserman posted at 8:21 pm on Thu, Apr 4, 2013.

    INQUISITION NEWS Posts: 3

    I know exactly where it is! Just need a way to get there to get it! Anyone willing to help? I will split it with you!

     
  • WPeterson posted at 12:22 pm on Mon, Apr 1, 2013.

    WPeterson Posts: 38

    Someone is going to get hurt because of this Author's irresponsible publicity stunt. Search and Rescue has already had to be called out find one lost treasure hunter. There will be more ill-prepared people tromping around in the back country, and I guarantee there will be more SAR incidents. I wonder if there might be grounds for an attractive nuisance lawsuit when when someone is severely injured or killed.

     
  • benz posted at 3:32 pm on Sun, Mar 31, 2013.

    benz Posts: 1

    I am Ben from Germany living in the USA was bored and took 2 hours to decipher the poem and I believe I found the place: Have no time or money to go but for all to try:

    1. STARTING and Focus point is : Eagles Nest Lake ( At the Dam ) Eastern point of lake.

    2.Drive with car to 64 and then south parallel Tolby Creek till you are south of line with Eagle Nest Lake dam ( Google Eagle Nest Lake) and draw a horizontal line to Tolby creek.

    3. After you have reached that point walk the creek till you find the blaze ( white marker either stone or any other WHITE marker ( was there any large fire??)

    4. Right at that marker stop look down and the Box is there. ( may check if its IN THE WATER)

    5. BUT the Box is empty. You will be redeemed when you bring the box to address in box.

     
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