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Artist Hides $16K in Gold Bars on Beach

And it's finders, keepers in Folkestone, England

(Newser) - It's the kind of art project that even people who hate art projects can love: A German artist has hidden about $16,000 worth of gold bars on a beach in Folkestone, England, reports the Guardian . Lucky treasure hunters can keep any they find. Artist Michael Sailstorfer calls the... More »

1982 Book Could Lead Way to 10 Lost Treasures

If you unearth one of the 10 keys, you can claim a precious gem

(Newser) - In the early 1980s, Byron Preiss buried 12 keys underground in North America that, when found, can be turned in for gems worth $1,000 each. He and a number of collaborators created a book called The Secret: A Treasure Hunt!, published in 1982, that contains a dozen paintings and... More »

Koreans on Treasure Hunt ... for Space Rocks

Hunters looking to cash in after a meteor shower

(Newser) - Hundreds of South Koreans scouring the countryside of Jinju with metal detectors are on a treasure hunt—but rather than a gold rush, it's a meteorite-searching frenzy. After two black rocks found near the country's southern tip were confirmed to be fragments of a meteor—the first chondrites... More »

Dream-Led Treasure Hunt Turns Up ... Nothing

$25K search has been suspended

(Newser) - India ended a search for treasure beneath a 19th century fort after finding only a few bones and terracotta bricks but none of the gold predicted by a Hindu holy man's dream , an official said today. The search began Oct. 18 in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India after... More »

Treasure-Hunting Woman Gets Lost in Cold Forest

Author's 'emeralds, diamonds, and rubies' drew her to NM

(Newser) - Police rescued a treasure-hunting Texas woman this weekend who was lost in the mountains of New Mexico in below-freezing temperatures, ABC News reports. Chanon Thompson, 33, had come in search of treasure that an author says he buried in the Santa Fe National Forest. Thompson's boyfriend reported her missing... More »

Artist Hides $12K Check in Gallery

Find it, and reap the riches

(Newser) - This is one way to fund the arts. A British artist has hidden a check in the amount of about $12,600 in an art gallery in the town of Milton Keynes, with the "To" line blank. Find it by March 1, and your name will be inserted, reports... More »

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