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Treasure chest hidden in Rocky Mountains finally found

Missing Treasure Hunter
Posted at 2:52 PM, Jun 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 07:38:01-04

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A bronze chest filled with gold, jewels, and other valuables worth more than $1 million and hidden a decade ago somewhere in the Rocky Mountain wilderness has been found.

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Famed art and antiquities collector Forrest Fenn says he hid the treasure in 2010 as a way to tempt people to get into the wilderness and give them a chance to launch an old-fashioned adventure and expedition for riches.

He posted clues online and in a poem that was published in his autobiography “The Thrill of the Chase.”

The 89-year-old told the Santa Fe New Mexican on Sunday that a treasure hunter located the chest a few days ago and sent him a photo for confirmation.

Authorities say hunters have quit their jobs and some have died in the search.