Forrest Fenn treasure

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3 Months After Someone Found His Treasure, Forrest Fenn Dies

New Mexico art dealer dead at 90

(Newser) - An estimated 350,000 people searched for the treasure hidden in 2010 by Forrest Fenn, with at least five dying in the attempt . Three months after Fenn announced someone had finally found the $2 million cache of gold, jewels, artifacts, and other valuables, the New Mexico art dealer is dead.... More »

Eccentric's Treasure Chest Is Finally Found

Forrest Fenn said it contained over $1M in gold and other goodies

(Newser) - 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, according to a famed art and antiquities collector who created the treasure hunt . Forrest Fenn, 89, told the Santa Fe New ... More »

Someone Has Come Very Close to His Buried Treasure

The hunt for Forrest Fenn's buried chest goes on in the American West

(Newser) - A real-life treasure hunt continues to unfold in the American West, and Money checks in on how things are going in the sometimes deadly search for Forrest Fenn's loot. The takeaway: The buried chest with an estimated $5 million in gold, jewels, and other riches remains undiscovered, though Fenn... More »

4th Person Dies Seeking Elusive Treasure

Treasure hunter fell to his death in Yellowstone

(Newser) - A 53-year-old Illinois man who fell to his death in Yellowstone National Park last year was looking for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels that has inspired thousands to hunt in vain across remote corners of the Western US, according to a report by park authorities. Billings, Montana,... More »

His Son Died Looking for Treasure. Now He Wants 'Eric's Law'

Eric Ashby's body was pulled from Arkansas River in July

(Newser) - He went in search of gold and jewels and, like others that came before him, died in pursuit. Authorities have confirmed 31-year-old Coloradan Eric Ashby is at least the third person to die in search of Forrest Fenn's $2 million treasure , which the art collector claims is hidden somewhere... More »

After Death, Fenn Might Call Off Treasure Hunt

State's top cop wants him to 'stop this nonsense'

(Newser) - Forrest Fenn should retrieve the treasure he stashed in the wilderness before anybody else dies looking for it, New Mexico's top cop says. "I would implore that he stop this nonsense," New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas said after searchers found a body believed to be... More »

Pastor Goes Missing in Search for Treasure Chest

While fellow treasure-hunters seek to help police in their search for Paris Wallace

(Newser) - The search for a Colorado pastor continues in northern New Mexico four days after Paris Wallace was reported missing while hunting for the elusive Forrest Fenn treasure . The Daily Sentinel reports tips from fellow treasure hunters, including Wallace's friend Wendell Smith, helped police locate the Chevrolet Tahoe Wallace was... More »

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