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In 1966 True Treasure magazine started publication as a bi-monthly and was soon joined by Treasure World magazine, also a bi-monthly published on alternate months. In December 1975 these two magazines were joined and re-named Lost Treasure magazine.

Over the years three other magazines, Rockhound, Treasure Facts and Treasure Cache were added to the publishing family. Of these six magazines only Treasure Cache/Treasure Facts and Lost Treasure are currently being published.

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Treasure Is Beyond the Frontier

By Tom Stallard
From page 8 of the June, 2012 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2012 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Treasure tales seem to follow the frontier west in the new world. And four tales seem to be at the heart of the exploration of America.
First came the Spanish hunt for Eldorado, a lost city of gold that was always a little further on across the... (1572 Total Words)

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Treasure Is Everywhere

By Patsy Beyerl
From page 7 of the September, 2001 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2001 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Treasure is defined as accumulated wealth, as money, jewels, etc. Any person or thing considered valuable. Lets think about what is valuable for just a moment as it relates to our world. To a man standing in the middle of a freshwater lake, water ... (437 Total Words)

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Treasure Is Everywhere Tips On Finding It

By Resti Concoles
From page 42 of the December, 2005 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2005 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

There is treasure all around, just waiting to be discovered.

Many people think that treasure is only found beneath the sea among the remains of a sunken Spanish galleon or in a lost mine out in the desert somewhere.

Yet there are all... (884 Total Words)

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Treasure Is In the Details

By Joe Wolfe
From page 56 of the October, 2002 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2002 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

 To locate the best places to search for relics, coins, or coin caches, research is a necessity. One value of research is the opportunity to find a site that has not been touched, enabling you to collect a bonanza of relics and coins at the s... (789 Total Words)

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Treasure is in the Eye of the Beholder

By Yvonne Addario
From page 13 of the September, 2011 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2011 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

An unusual treasure has been recovered off the shores of the Jupiter Inlet.
It wasn’t your typical fish weight or worn 17th century silver piece of eight that caught shipwreck salvor Captain Dominic Addario’s eye.
On the 4th of J... (789 Total Words)

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Treasure Is Out There

By Patsy Beyerl
From page 7 of the July, 2000 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2000 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Post-hole banks, hidden caches, weve all heard about them we know the vicinity of some, thanks to the telling of the person on their death bed, or the person with a noose around his neck.
Inaccuracies on a particular story have probably been ... (597 Total Words)

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Treasure Is Where You Find It

By Robert Bryan
From page 24 of the December, 1975 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1975 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
It was Thanksgiving and my brother and I were at our parent's home in south-central Missouri. Since we both had a few days off
and both had new metal detectors, we decided to do a bit of coin shooting in nearby Wheatland.

Picnics a... (441 Total Words)
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Treasure Is Where You Find It

By Jessie Castlebury
From page 42 of the December, 2009 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2009 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
My favorite pastime is hunting treasure and it has been as long as I remember. Incredible stories told and retold through the generations of riches just beyond the reach of those who search for it. I have learned over time, and with very little effor... (867 Total Words)
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Treasure Island Of The Caribbean

By Ken Krippene
From page 34 of the August, 1970 issue of True Treasure
Copyright © 1970 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

No professional treasure hunter worthy of his calling would spend five minutes of his precious time searching for a bonanza in a sunken Spanish galleon, or the fabled gold of the Incas, unless he is relatively certain he can pinpoint his objective... (2403 Total Words)

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Treasure Islands

By Wayne L. Harvey
From page 23 of the January, 1993 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1993 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

When I read about California gold, Midwest stage loot, Civil War battle­fields in the south and other treasure stories that are distant from New England, I often wonder about trea­sure hunters from those regions. Do they ever get bored wit... (1555 Total Words)

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Treasure Legends Of Northeastern Oregon

By R. Neil Simmons
From page 61 of the August, 1999 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1999 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Stories of lost mines and hidden treasures slip off the tongues of old timers and dot the pages of documents, newspapers and local histories in the northeastern comer of the state of Oregon. This area is comprised of the counties of Baker, Grant, ... (1621 Total Words)

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Treasure Lost -- Treasure Found

By David R. Toussaint
From page 15 of the November, 1995 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1995 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Pat Barkley is lucky when it comes to recovering things she's lost. When she drove off with her wallet on top of the car, she never expected to see it again. But a passing boy found the wallet and returned it - with $80 in cash and all her credit car... (985 Total Words)
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Treasure Maps and Waybills

By John H. Murrell
From page 19 of the July, 2002 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2002 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Most imagine that a treasure map, or, if you like, a waybill, is the quintessential tool to sudden wealth. They may be right; who is to say? One thing for sure, waybills, treasure maps, or whatever you wish to call them, are not always as you pict... (1170 Total Words)

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Treasure Mountain

By Hal Douglas
From page 80 of the January, 1997 issue of Treasure Cache
Copyright © 1997 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

The Frenchmens Triple Gold
With the first sign of spring the Frenchmen purchased new supplies, packed their gear and headed back to the San Juans. Leaving so early was a grave error, for the storms of winter had not completed their siege of th... (1942 Total Words)

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Treasure Near Wichita Falls

By D. Van Atchley
From page 24 of the March, 1977 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1977 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Some time in the early days of the Republic of Texas, a group of traders on their way to Santa Fe was ambushed by Indians in the region of present-day Wichita Falls. Circling the wagons, the travelers made a brave, but losing stand. After a day of... (664 Total Words)

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Treasure News

By Anthony Belli
From page 51 of the February, 2007 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2007 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
(BAKERSFIELD, Ca.) In an exclusive interview with Lost Treasure, Nick Fleming, president of the treasure recovery group Tesoro Del Alma, announced that, after a 13-year wait, recovery at the TDA-6 site will begin soon after the court issues an injun... (1102 Total Words)
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Treasure News

By Anythony M. Belli
From page 51 of the December, 2006 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2006 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Confederate Treasure Site

Confirmed City Says No to Recovery

DANVILLE, Va. This past summer, Danville City Manager Jerry Gwaltney agreed to meet with author-historian Frank Carroll and researcher/treasure hunter Todd Hall. Their... (1609 Total Words)
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Treasure News

By Anthony M Belli
From page 48 of the January, 2007 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2007 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
BAY ST. LOUIS, Mississippi Former US Marine Dale Peterson, 37, of Spokane, Washington, and Vice President of the Mississippi-based treasure recovery company Deep South Recoveries, was hospitalized recently following a life-threaten... (1559 Total Words)
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Treasure News

By Anthony M Belli
From page 58 of the May, 2007 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2007 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Californias Hawver Cave Reveals New Discoveries

(COOL, CA.) Ever hear someone tell you, Everything worth finding has already been found? If we stop to think about it, satellite and imaging technology is already capable of locating undergrou... (1468 Total Words)
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Treasure News

By Anthony M. Belli
From page 15 of the January, 2005 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2005 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Nearly 15 years after treasure hunter Scott Heimdal of Peoria, Illinois, was kidnapped in the Amazon jungle of Ecuador he is returning to search for lost 16th century Spanish treasure that first lured him there in 1988. On April 28, 1990, Scott was k... (1385 Total Words)
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Treasure News

By Anthony M Belli
From page 44 of the June, 2007 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2007 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Recovery Underway on Manila Death Ship


(SAIPAN, CNMI) Salvage and treasure recovery is underway on the wreck of the Santa Margarita, a 16th century Manila galleon that sank after striking a coral reef off the coast of Rota in 1601.
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Treasure News

By Anthony Belli
From page 59 of the May, 2008 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2008 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Untrained privy diggers are doing more to hurt history than to honor it. David Pollack, Director of the Kentucky Archaeological Survey, January 2008


Against the backdrop of war, economic crisis, global terrorism and an uncertain future... (1497 Total Words)
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Treasure News

By Anthony M. Belli
From page 15 of the February, 2005 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2005 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Lewes, Delaware - Members of the Lewes, Delaware Historical Society along with local treasure hunters were on the beach at Lewes near the Roosevelt Inlet by sunrise on Dec. 7 to look for tons of ancient artifacts that were dumped onshore with dredgin... (1353 Total Words)
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Treasure News

By Anthony Belli
From page 55 of the January, 2008 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2008 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Search for Beeswax Ship Will Focus on Oregon Bay

MANZANITA BEACH - Oregon’s Nehalem Bay sits within an 8-mile stretch of Oregon coastline known as the Neah-kah-nie treasure site, which is one of the state’s best-known unsolv... (1353 Total Words)

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Treasure News - Bert Kilbride, Last Pirate of the Caribbean

By John Christopher Fine
From page 36 of the July, 2012 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2012 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Treasure Trove is a little pub on a corner of Southeast 5th Street in Ft. Lauderdale Beach, Florida. The bar was started by a treasure diver that attended a shipwreck symposium begun by Marine Geologist Bill Raymond in Ft. Lauderdale in 1984. Just... (1137 Total Words)

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Treasure News - Oak Island's New American Investors Reveal Plan

By Anthony Belli
From page 54 of the August, 2006 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2006 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
NOVA SCOTIAAfter a ten year lull in activity, four new American investors join Oak Island Tours, the company that owns the legendary Money Pit on Oak Island in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada. The new investors will resume the search with Dan Blanken... (1146 Total Words)
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Treasure News - Treasure Hunter's Unearth Nazi Cache

By Anthony Belli
From page 54 of the September, 2006 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2006 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
NORTHERN GREECEAfter a two year search for Nazi gold of Northern Greece, treasure hunter, Patrikios Vulgaris finally found what hed been looking for in the rigorous Pindus Mountains.
We were looking for that treasure because we knew about ... (1496 Total Words)
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Treasure News Engraving Plate Unearthed In Arkansas

By Anthony Belli
From page 16 of the April, 2007 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2007 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

For 70 years, the Mathes family of Jonesboro, Arkansas, has endeavored to solve a bizarre mystery that began in 1938 when Elizabeth Mathes (deceased) unearthed an artifact of unknown origin.

Heaping more ambiguity on this mystery is that th... (1263 Total Words)

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Treasure News The Death Of Treasure Trove Laws

By Anthony M Belli
From page 48 of the December, 2005 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2005 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Andy Sabischs Tools of the Trade column in the May and July 2005 issue of Lost Treasure impressed me.

Andys pro-active approach to preserving and promoting treasure hunting offers some real possibilities for our community while expanding re... (1291 Total Words)

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Treasure News: Kinghts Templar Treasure Site

By Anthony M Belli
From page 36 of the February, 2006 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2006 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

The marketing firm of Seymour-James recently announced the sale of the historic Chateau de Maravau, located in the Dordogne, near Bordeaux in the South of France. The magnificent chateau dates back to at least the 12th century and sits on a known ... (1277 Total Words)

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Treasure Nuggets

By Alan Janowski
From page 63 of the October, 1967 issue of True Treasure
Copyright © 1967 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Dear Long John:

It appears from records at the Zwaandael Museum (approximate spelling of an odd Dutch name) at Lewes, Delaware, that the wreck is that of the Faithful Steward, sunk in 1785. There is a multitude of information on this ship, ... (354 Total Words)

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Treasure Of Brushy Mountain

By Bob Turpin
From page 26 of the August, 1998 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1998 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Not far from downtown Muskogee, Oklahoma, lies an elusive cache of Spanish gold and silver located on the southern slope of Brushy Mountain. Much of the information of Brushy Mountains hidden wealth is provided by R. D. Clutter, veteran treasure h... (923 Total Words)

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Treasure of Dog Canyon

By C. Kutac
From page 29 of the July, 1976 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1976 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Perhaps Frank Rocha didn't know the bloody history of Dog Canyon when he picked the spot to homestead. But even if he had known that the canyon was the site of many major battles between Indians and the cavalry, Rocha probably would have settled t... (247 Total Words)

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Treasure of Purgatoire Canyon

By William E. Smith
From page 20 of the October, 1976 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1976 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Around 1700, a battalion of Spanish soldiers left Santa Fe, New Mexico, for the Spanish fort of San Agostino, or San Augustine, in Florida. The battalion, under the command of Don Carasco Rodriguez, was carrying 12 chests of newly-minted gold coin... (240 Total Words)

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Treasure Of Santa Ysabei

By Michael Lerew
From page 57 of the February, 1973 issue of True Treasure
Copyright © 1973 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Julian is a small farming center in southern California, with the old Santa Ysabel Mission located just off the highway that leads Out of town. During the early 1800s, Julian was something of a boomtown for the Spaniards, being an important way s... (255 Total Words)

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Treasure Of Santa Ysabel

By Richard Hall
From page 53 of the December, 1971 issue of True Treasure
Copyright © 1971 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

On the 20th of September, 1818, Father Fernando Martin established the small chapel of Santa Ysabel as an asistencia or outpost to the first mission of California, the Mission of San Diego de Alcala. Santa Ysabel at one time helped serve over seve... (236 Total Words)

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Treasure Of Spanish Fort

By Dr. B. F. Dearmore
From page 42 of the October, 1967 issue of True Treasure
Copyright © 1967 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Twenty jack-loads of silver are believed buried near the little town of Spanish Fort in Montague County, Texas, about a mile south of the historic Red River. The Spanish only saw this town once, and then to their sorrow. It was at one time a flourish... (1135 Total Words)
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Treasure Of The Andrea Doria

By Xanthus Carson
From page 61 of the January, 1971 issue of Treasure World
Copyright © 1971 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Since man first went to sea, ships in untold numbers have gone to the ocean bottoms, carrying with them all types and amounts of treasures. The murky sea floors are strewn with sunken ships, challenging the most daring adventurers to make recoveri... (2230 Total Words)

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Treasure Of The Apostles

By Leonard Kiedrowski
From page 25 of the March, 1970 issue of Treasure World
Copyright © 1970 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Frustration will be the chronic state of local treasure hunters if the state of Wisconsin succeeds in passing into law a bill that will make an island area off her coast a state park.

One of Wisconsins wildest and most scenic areas is the A... (979 Total Words)

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Treasure of the Atocha

By Elwin Trump
From page 15 of the February, 1977 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1977 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

The site of the "Nuestra Senor de Atocha," one of the richest treasure ships ever to sink in American waters, has been found!

Along with eight other ships, she made her final trip to the bottom off the southern Florida coast in a hurricane ... (1482 Total Words)

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Treasure of the Bellone

By W. Craig Gaines
From page 36 of the July, 1976 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1976 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

In September of 1724, a French vessel was sighted off the coast of present-day Alabama. The vessel was the Bellone. In her hold was stored a cargo of beaver skins, deer hides, and coins and bullion valued at 60,000 crowns. She was on her way to Da... (627 Total Words)

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Treasure Of The Big Woods

By Daniel J. Dictus
From page 40 of the April, 1997 issue of Treasure Facts
Copyright © 1997 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

My introduction to this story occurred rather innocently in 1988. I was metal detecting one of my favorite parks when an elderly gentleman strolled by and stopped to observe. When I took the time to look up at him, he spoke.
How ya doing? he a... (821 Total Words)

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Treasure Of The Brother Jonathan

By T W Paterson
From page 24 of the November, 1969 issue of Treasure World
Copyright © 1969 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Almost half a million dollars in gold and silver, lost more than a century ago, still lies deep in the perilous reaches of the Pacific Ocean off Crescent City, Oregon.

Here, on a rocky ledge 300 feet down, lie the scattered bones and treasu... (1994 Total Words)

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Treasure of the Chicora

By Mark C. Blazek
From page 61 of the February, 1976 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1976 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Guesses about the value of ships and cargo which have disappeared into the Great Lakes begin at $50,000,000. The disappearance of many of these vessels is shrouded in mystery, but none more so than the "Chicora."

On the stormy, winter night... (283 Total Words)

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Treasure of the Crystal Skulls

By J.C. Fine
From page 18 of the November, 2012 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2012 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Years before the latest Indiana Jones movie about lost crystal skulls was even conceived, underwater explorers found real Aztec crystal skulls on a sunken Spanish shipwreck in very deep water off the coast of Florida.
The story is bizarre.
F... (2797 Total Words)

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Treasure Of The Doane Brothers

By John J. Loper
From page 31 of the December, 1967 issue of True Treasure
Copyright © 1967 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

During the American Revolution, a band of outlaws roamed the territory around Philadelphia and New York, terrifying inhabitants and gaining a reputation as the most notorious band of brigands in the Colonies.

The band was made up entirely o... (841 Total Words)

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Treasure Of The Dutch Ship, Edewijk

By Tom Vance
From page 39 of the February, 2006 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2006 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
1 In today's world of news concerning wealth and finance, we seldom raise an eyebrow at the mention of a few million dollars and its involvement in some sort of buyout or other transaction relative to the exchange of funds.

Imagine, if you ... (2136 Total Words)
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Treasure Of The Forgotten Fort

By Thomas Penfield
From page 28 of the July, 1971 issue of Treasure World
Copyright © 1971 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Of all the histories written about the American Revolution, not one mentions a British fort that once stood on the eastern slopes of the soft green hills of the upper Mad, River Valley, at the spot now occupied by the town of Zanesfield in Logan C... (2390 Total Words)

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Treasure of the Gilt Dragon

By Peta Aitchison
From page 15 of the October, 1975 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1975 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

On June 7, 1656, a group of seven exhausted men arrived in Batavia Harbor in a longboat
one year after their ship, the Gilt Dragon, was wrecked!

The men told a remarkable story. The 80,000 golden guilders and a considerable quantity of s... (323 Total Words)

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Treasure Of The Gran Quivira

By Kit Carson
From page 59 of the August, 1967 issue of True Treasure
Copyright © 1967 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
In the early days of the Old West, two U.S. army officers, Major Carleton and Lieutenant Sturgis, documented the fact that a buried treasure surely existed at one time at New Mexicos famed Gran Quiviraand it may be there still

Gran Quivira,... (898 Total Words)
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