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How To Generate
Good Treasure Leads
By Bill Gallagher
When visiting local museums always take the time to read any information attached to a display. Some
will be direct treasure leads.
The number one way to gener- Librarians are specially trained help this way too, but access to
ate good treasure leads is to study researchers and they know all the those records sometimes requires
through reading. If you are doing tricks. They are also well trained in more work than public record hold-
well right now, it just gets better helping people locate all kinds of ings. It never hurts to ask and you
from here. information. It is not just enough to never know what can happen if you
use the library; if you are not con- pursue as many avenues of research
One of the best things for you to sulting your librarians you are really as you can think of. Some real estate
study, other than instructional trea- losing out. agencies keep long-term aerial pho-
sure hunting procedure such as this, tograph records, and these can many
is local history. This can be embraced There are also many different times be the ultimate research tool.
in several ways, with the most obvi- types of information caches, spe-
ous source being your local library cialty libraries, that can be utilized to This brings us to our next research
system. great benefit by the treasure hunter. possibility, the Internet. For the first
Courthouse records and other types time ever treasure hunters can see
Many people do not make good of public record facilities, such as the full extent of the virgin territory
use of this super resource, and even newspaper morgues, can be extreme- available to be hunted. Old timers
those who do are many times woe- ly valuable. have always said there is way more
fully lacking in the use of their in the ground than can be found and
librarians, the library workers. Some real estate businesses can
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that is not a superfluous statement. Local museums are a smorgasbord of what can be
Sites like Google Earth, and other found in any given area.
satellite viewers, offer an almost the Deming area, built by dona- increased 10-fold.
unbelievable amount of information. tions from local people who had You, too, can use your local librar-
All to be had instantaneously at the bequeathed their collections over a
click of a mouse. fairly long period of time. ies and museums to great effect.
Local historical societies are some-
A good trick here is to look for old I was nearly flabbergasted as I times sponsors of this type of thing.
dirt roads running through uninhab- walked about this giant, old house- When the Internet is applied to infor-
ited areas, like pastures and fields. like structure. mation obtained in these ways it all
They show up fairly well most of the becomes a treasure map par excel-
time and are myriad. Also learn to Cases and cases and more cases lence, forever and ever.
make screen shots of the areas that were filled with world class artifacts
most interest you, then manipulate and collectibles. Good luck and I will look for you
the contrast, sharpness, and other in the library.
aspects of the screen shots with The point was this: Many of the
a good photo program like GIMP displays were labeled with explana- Sources:
(Gnu Image Manipulation Program). tions of their contents, including the Google.com
exact site location of the items. "Privacy For Sale," Deming Public
Gimp is free and one of the best Library, Deming, New Mexico
photo programs out there. It has been Sites were named in easily under- Luna County Mimbres Museum,
said to me that this was once gov- standable terms and, in one visit Deming. New Mexico.
ernment software used by NASA to to that local museum, my knowl-
manipulate extraterrestrial pictures edge of this particular local area was
obtained by our earlier space probes.
Upon the advent of the Internet
GIMP became public domain, to
great success. It is my image pro-
gram of choice and I have used
many. I have been using GIMP for a
decade or so.
Another research possibility, and
perhaps the one with the greatest
potential, was revealed to me recent-
ly. I had been exposed to it for
years, but it never clicked. Then one
day, like a slap in the face, it was
unavoidable, right before my eyes.
I felt a little foolish, but that feeling
was quickly surpassed by a feeling
One of my biggest problems has
always been finding site locations
that are time proven, especially in
areas that are not my real stomping
I know for a fact I am not alone in
this. Every local area has these site
locations, which were discovered
by the locals. If you are not a local,
though, it can many times take years
to find the friends and gain the trust
necessary to locate these productive
areas. Then, one day...
My visit to the local museum pos-
sessed multiple aspects. Most of the
visit was about photography.
I needed pictures for some work
I was doing, so I made a $5 dona-
tion and entered the locally main-
tained museum that was all about
1.73-carat Diamond ously found four other diamonds, his by park staff weighed over one carat
Found At Crater of largest a 29 pt. white. each.
Diamonds State Park
December 14, 2016 - After near- He also found a 22 pt. white on The largest diamond ever found
ly a year of searching the field at the same day as the 1.73 ct. diamond. at Crater of Diamonds was a 16.37
Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State ct. stone discovered in 1975.
Park as a team, two regular visitors Many visitors choose to name the Visitors have registered more than
discovered this year’s third-largest diamonds they find at the park. 32,000 diamonds since the Crater of
diamond found at the park. Diamonds became an Arkansas State
Jack Pearadin, of Murfreesboro, Pearadin and Nelsen agreed that Park in 1972.
Arkansas, and Doug Nelsen, of if their diamond was a little larger
Winneconne, Wisconsin, found they would call it the Kaleidoscope To plan your own visit to the
a 1.73-carat diamond on Sunday, Diamond, because of the various Crater of Diamonds, visit www.
December 11. colors seen in the stone. CraterofDiamondsStatePark.com
According to Park Interpreter
Betty Coors, Pearadin first saw the This was the 484th diamond reg- Archaeologists Unveil New
diamond while in the mining process istered at the park last year, surpass-
of washing gravel. ing the previous year’s total of 467 Findings From Greek
“He says he poked Nelson and diamonds.
told him simply that he needed to Warrior’s Tomb
look at this.” In 2016, 16 diamonds certified
They placed the diamond in a UNIVERSITY OF
water bottle and carried it to the Photo courtesy of http://popular-
Diamond Discovery Center to have archaeology.com/issue/winter-2017/ CINCINNATI—When University of
their find verified by park staff. article/archaeologists-unveil-new-find-
Because it was so late in the day, Cincinnati researchers uncovered the
they returned to the park on Monday ings-from-greek-warrior-s-tomb
morning to register their diamond tomb of a Bronze Age warrior—left
and to have photos taken.
The pea-sized white gemstone, untouched for more than 3,500 years
which has a brownish tint, is
Pearadin’s 36th diamond and the and packed with a spectacular array
largest of his finds at the park since
he began his quest for diamonds over of precious jewelry, weapons and
three years ago.
His previous record was an 87 pt. riches—the discovery was hailed by
yellow diamond. Nelsen had previ-
experts as “the find of a lifetime.”
Now, only a year after archaeolo-
gists completed the excavation, new
understandings of the artifacts—par-
ticularly the discovery of four golden
rings—and the insights they provide
to the origins of Greek civilization
may prove to be the team’s next big
Shari Stocker, a senior research
associate in UC’s Department of
Classics, and Jack Davis, the uni-
versity’s Carl W. Blegen chair in
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Sharon Stocker stands within the excavated shaft tomb. Courtesy University of Cincinnati, Department of Classics, Pylos
Excavations. Photo courtesy of http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/winter-2017/article/archaeologists-unveil-new-find-
Greek archaeology, revealed the
UC-based team’s findings from
the so-called “Griffin Warrior”
grave at The American School of
Classical Studies at Athens, Greece.
The husband-and-wife team’s high-
ly anticipated lecture is generating
worldwide attention, including a fea-
ture in the New York Times.
Stocker and Davis, along with
other UC staff specialists and stu-
dents, stumbled upon the remarkably
undisturbed and intact tomb last May
while excavating near the city of
Pylos, an ancient city on the south-
west coast of Greece.
Inside they discovered the well-
preserved remains of what is believed
to have been a powerful Mycenaean
warrior or priest in his early- to mid-
30s who was buried around 1500
B.C. near the archeological excava-
tion of the Palace of Nestor.
Immortalized in Homer’s
“Odyssey,” the large administrative
center was destroyed by fire some-
time around 1180 B.C., but remains
the best-preserved Bronze Age pal-
ace on the Greek mainland.
UC archaeologist Carl Blegen
first discovered the Mycenaean ruins
in 1939, where he unearthed a num-
ber of clay tablets written in Linear
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The gold and silver pieces found by a man with a metal detector on
a Danish island may have been part of sacrificial offerings in 536
AD to the god Odin to avert harsh, cold weather. (Museum Lolland-
Falster image) Photos are courtesy of http://www.ancient-origins.
B script, the earliest known written Mycenaean civilization, a transfor- But Stocker and Davis say that the
form of Greek. mative period in the Bronze Age. artifacts found in the warrior’s grave
suggest a far greater cultural shar-
The warrior’s tomb, hailed by A significant number of the arti- ing between the ancient civilizations
the Greek Culture Ministry as the facts found in the warrior’s grave than just mere plunder.
“most important to have been dis- were made by Minoans, a cultur-
covered [in continental Greece] in ally dominant civilization to the Instead, they insist, the careful-
65 years,” revealed more than 2,000 Mycenaeans that arose on the large ly selected and hand-placed items
objects arrayed on and around the island of Crete, southeast of Pylos. reveal much about the heart of
body, including four solid gold rings, the relationship of the burgeoning
silver cups, precious stone beads, How then, the researchers puz- mainland Greek culture to the more
fine-toothed ivory combs and an zled, did a man from the Greek refined culture of Crete.
intricately built sword, among other mainland accumulate such a large
weapons. cache of Minoan-made riches? Courtesy of http://popular-archae-
The skeleton was dubbed the One longstanding theory is that archaeologists-unveil-new-findings-
“Griffin Warrior” for the discovery the Greeks of the Griffin Warrior’s from-greek-warrior-s-tomb
of an ivory plaque adorned with a era—dubbed Mycenaean after
griffin—a mythical beast with the their principal city, Mycenae—are Submitted by Len Myers.
body of a lion and the head and thought to have imported or robbed
wings of an eagle—buried with him. the riches from the affluent non- Gold Pendant Found
Greek Minoan civilization on Crete. In Denmark Depicts
The UC excavation is remarkable Norse God Odin
not just for the unparalleled riches “The grave was right around the Odin, the high god of Norse
discovered in the warrior-priest’s time the Mycenaeans were conquer- mythology, rode his eight-legged
tomb—to find an unlooted, intact ing the Minoans,” explained Stocker. horse Sleipnir through the nine
grave is, in itself, a rare and historic worlds dispensing ecstasy to all
feat—but for what the grave and its “We know that there were exten- those who invoked him.
bounty reveals about the dawn of the sive raids and shortly after the date Now an image of a man with a
of our grave, Minoan-Crete fell to
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horse depicted on a gold pendant up the gold pendant and some other from all over northern Europe we are
aware of only around 1,000 pieces,
from the 6th century AD has been gold and silver pieces nearby on the most of which are from Denmark
and the Nordic region.”
found by an amateur with a metal island of Lolland.
She said the pendant is so excit-
detector on a Danish island. The Museum Lolland-Falster ing because it is among the earliest
depictions of Norse religion.
Experts speculate it depicts Odin says Odin’s image has been found
This charm appears to show Odin
in part because it has the text “The on many artifacts across Northern as a shaman, she said. Shamans
in ancient religions and still today
High One,” one of Odin’s titles. Europe, some with the words The make contact with the world of spir-
its in ecstatic union.
The pendant is believed to date to High One, so they assume this is the
As a god, it is possible Odin was in
536 AD, a year that was plagued by same deity. contact with shamans invoking him.
The museum says another interpreta-
severed weather conditions. Odin was and still is considered tion of Odin’s image on the pendant
is that he was a known as a healer of
Also depicted on the gold pen- by neo-pagans or Asatruar the high horses.
dant is a swastika, which was not god of the Aesir, one of two main The press release from the muse-
um doesn’t mention this, but Odin’s
then a symbol of racism or white families of Norse gods. vehicle or mount was a magical
eight-legged horse, Sleipnir.
“supremacy.” The other are the Vanir, with
Norse-Mytology.org has a sec-
The Nazis of pre-World War II whom the Aesir had some contact
and World War II Europe and later and intermarriage.
neo-nazis co-opted the symbol. “It is a really exciting discov-
It has been known for millennia ery,” says Marie Brinch, curator at
essful inTHverasrioGuusidpelaBcWes1a_r2opugndctohleorw.qoxrdld, 2/7t/h2e0M12use1u1m:17LoAlMlanPda-gFeals1ter.
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tion on Sleipnir that states: “The traditions from all over the world. of a sacrifice, possibly including of
eight-legged horse as a means of Sleipnir is ‘the shamanic horsepar humans, to avert the very cold win-
transportation used by shamans in ters of the 6th century AD.
their ecstatic travels throughout the excellence,’ just as Odin is the sha-
cosmos is a motif that can be found manic god par excellence.” Ms. Binch explained:
in a staggering number of indigenous "It is possibly linked to a major
Another theory about the gold natural disaster that took place in
and silver jewelry is that it was part 536. Written sources from both the
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"Such an event certainly made
people afraid. The harvest failed, and
neither humans nor animals were
able to get enough to eat.
"In such desperate times it was
natural to call upon the gods for help
by sacrificing … and the more pre-
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"The event has been traumatic for
the survivors, perhaps we can find
traces of the idea of Ragnarok – the
end of the world.
"It is an interesting thought that
the beginning of [the epic] Völuspá
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Winter - three winters without sum-
"…The correlation is striking. It
was not just wealth, sacrifices were
made, but magical amulets and sym-
"And maybe it was hoped that the
shiny gold could help bring the shin-
ing sun back?"
Courtesy of http://www.ancient-
Submitted by Len Myers.
In Swiss Town
Archaeologists are puzzled over
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the discovery of a Roman-era earth- The pot was filled with 22 oil lamps, each containing a coin. Photo: Photo:
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But this discovery is the most
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The pot is typical of the cook-
ing pots used by soldiers stationed
at Vindonissa, however the purpose
of its contents – 22 oil lamps, each
containing a carefully placed coin –
is rather more mysterious.
Each of the lamps is decorated
with an image, including the moon
goddess Luna, a gladiator, a lion, a
peacock and an erotic scene.
The bronze coins are low-value,
indicating a symbolic gesture, and
date from AD66-67.
“What astonished us was the
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“We suspect this is a ritual burial,”
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any other comparable discoveries.
The pot also contained charred
fragments of animal bones, ruling it
out as an urn for human remains.
“The intentions behind this burial
are puzzling at the moment,” added
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Vindonissa was a Roman military that the torc or gold ring is so big coiled up, unlike the huge torc found
camp until 101AD, after which time that a pregnant woman may have recently.
the area continued to be settled by worn it around her expansive waist.
civilians. Archaeologists reported the dis-
The person with the metal detec- covery to the local finds liaison
Courtesy of http://www.thelocal. tor, who is not being named, found official Helen Fowler of the Treasure
ch/20161115/mysterious-roman- the 730-gram (25.75 ounces or 1 and Portable Antiquities schemes of
remains-uncovered-in-swiss-town pound 9.75 ounces) torc within 50 the British Museum.
miles (80.5 kilometers) of Must
Submitted by Len Myers. Farm , a highly important Bronze The Guardian says recent finds of
Age village that burned and was pre- 1,008 treasures and 82,272 archaeo-
Ancient Gold Torc served in the peat of a marsh. logical objects have been reported in
Unearthed in England England and Wales.
A lucky metal detectorist has However, the exact site or even
found a huge Bronze Age gold torc type of site where the detectorist This latest find is considered a
or circular belt that is being called found the torchas not been identified. national treasure, not just an archae-
the greatest archaeological find in ological object.
England for more than 100 years, The type of torc resembles one
says a story about the find in The found in 1844 in Grunty Fen, which The Guardian reports that Ms.
Guardian. is not far from Cambridgeshire. Fowler described herself as “gob-
The torc is almost pure gold, smacked” by the torc when the per-
and experts believe it was fashioned That torc, found by a man cut- son who found it produced it from a
more than 3,000 years ago. ting peat, is in the collection of briefcase.
The article says an expert believes Cambridge University’s museum of
archaeology. She has handled torcs before, but
the most recent one she had touched
The one from 1844, however, was was sized for a wrist.
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The Great Torc, Snettisham, buried around 100 BC. The torc is one of the most elaborate golden objects from the ancient
world. It is made from gold mixed with silver and weighs over 1 kg. (CC by SA 3.0) Photo courtesy of http://www.ancient-
Most torcs are about the size to fit with human remains, so it is thought Stash of Sun King’s Valuables
a neck. But this one was far too big they were associated with life rather Found Close to Arctic in Siberia
to weigh on her scale, and she had than objects to accompany the dead. Over 300-years-old, the "jetons"
to carry it back to her office from - used in lieu of coins or for count-
Peterborough Museum, where she Throughout history and prehistory ing - were found along with artifacts
had met with the finder. all over the world, many valuable hoarded by the Northern Selkups.
goods have been found in graves, but One theory as to how the "coins"
Neil Wilkin, a curator of the never a torc in the British Isles. reached Russia is that the tsarist gov-
Bronze Age at the British Museum, ernment bought metal from items no
called the torc’s craftsmanship “The torc is still being valued, but longer used in European countries.
astonishing and said it apparently it is hoped Ely Museum will acquire The French find and other intrigu-
was made from a bar of gold, twisted it, with the reward shared between ing and varied items were made dur-
and burnished, its gaps between each finder and landowner,” ing a dig in Yamalo-Nenets autono-
twist measured precisely. mous region, close to the Taz River.
The Guardian article states. “The Exactly how the jetons, which
Some bigger torcs are believed to slightly shorter and lighter Corrard bear Louis XIV’s image came to this
have been worn as belts, but this one torc, found in Northern Ireland, was remote part of Siberia is not known.
is bigger than a huge man’s waist. valued at up to £150,000 three years Anthropologist Olga Poshehonova
ago.” said a Russian-German team found
Wilkin thought maybe this one "seven similar counting tokens that
had been worn by a woman far along That is about 187,200 U.S. dollars depict Louis XIV."
in pregnancy as protection or to give as of November 2016. Other discoveries - some dating to
an animal about to be sacrificed the 12th century - were "several iron
extra significance. Courtesy of http://www.ancient- knives with handles with enamel
He said this torc is big ogy/enormous-3000-year-old-gold-
enough to fit a sheep or a goat. torc-unearthed-england-may-have-
No torc has ever been found buried been-worn-021088
Submitted by Len Myers.
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Photo courtesy of http://siberiantimes.com/science/others/news/n0789-stash-of-
sun-kings-valuables-found-close-to-arctic-in-siberia/ Photo credit: Picture: Natalia
decorations produced by Russians Possibly they were bartered by tributaries.
and an intriguing 'lion figurine' of Russians to the Northern Selkups, Notably the Vasyugan in Tomsk
uncertain origin." who were hunters and fishermen,
who also herded reindeer. region, the Pur and Taz in Yamalo-
The treasure trove included "brass Nenets and the Turukhan in
decorations also made by Russian Louis XIV reigned in France from Krasnoyarsk region.
masters." 1643 to 1715.
In all some 300 archeological
The French find and other intrigu- Other discoveries - some dating finds were made at two sites.
ing and varied items were made dur- to the 12th century - were "sev-
ing a dig in Yamalo-Nenets autono- eral iron knives with handles with The items will be cleaned and
mous region, close to the Taz River. enamel decorations produced by studied during the winter, and will
Russians" and an intriguing "lion later go on display at Shemanovsky's
Among the finds were ancient figurine" of uncertain origin. Museum in Salekhard.
jewelery made in Western Siberia
and the Urals. The ancestry of the Selkup people Archeological research will con-
dates to the Neolithic cultures of the tinue next year as a collaboration
Namely the finds included "ear- 3rd Century BC. between the Institute of the problems
rings, noise-making pendants, and of the Northern development, SB
a remarkable sets of buttons manu- These societies were the origin RAS and the German Archeological
factured between the 12th and 18th of a wide range of tribes from the Institute.
centuries." Eastern Ural region of Western
Siberia. Courtesy of http://siberiantimes.
One theory as to how the "coins" com/science/others/news/n0789-
reached Russia is that the tsarist gov- Today it is estimated there are stash-of-sun-kings-valuables-found-
ernment bought metal from items no some 4,300 Selkups living in the close-to-arctic-in-siberia/
longer used in European countries. watersheds of the Ob River and its
Submitted by Len Myers.
20 LOST TREASURE Newsletter 1-17-17
Tip From the Pros
Piers, Jetties, Quays, Wharfs,
Docks, Levees, Landings
By Jay Pastor
Whatever you lars and used as well into the newly
might call them, the entertainment cen- exposed and rela-
man-made structures ters that incorporate tively untouched
that lead out from restaurants, arcades, land that appears
the shore into a body theaters, museums, only during large
of water are almost places to eat, casi- low-tide recessions.
always good trea-
nos, amusement Be happy when
sure hunting sites parks, and holiday you get a chance to
for small items like search beneath plac-
coins, fishing gear, display areas.
pocket knives, and At many such sites, es like these.
even jewelry and Many TH’ers
paper cash. That’s a detectorist can have found them to
particularly true of hunt, standing erect, be productive, and
the landing-stages not only along the there’s no reason for
supported on pil- you not to have the
sand beneath the same luck.
platform when the
tide is high, but
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Calendar of Events
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FEBRUARY the Mayburn Convention & Activity sored by Minelab. April 28 - All
11th – Galveston, Texas. The Center, 3303 North 3rd Street. Metal you can eat roast pork get together
Houston Archaeology & Recovery Detecting, Artifacts, Relics & Coin sponsored by Streeters & Minelab.
Club’s (ARC) 35th Annual Show. Admission: $3 at the door April 29 - Hobby Show - booths,
Open Beach Hunt, and the Texas /Kids 12 & under free, TAMDC contests, workshops, and Chinese
Association of Metal Detecting members ($2 if prepaid). Door fees Auction with a Minelab Excalibur
Club’s (TAMDC) “All Tokens” will be donated to Kerrville Lions II for St. Jude›s Children›s Research
Hunt at the Stewart Beach volleyball Club and a local charity in Temple, Hospital. April 29 - Hall of Fame
courts area. There will be a free Kids Texas. Show will be open to the pub- prime rib banquet. April 30 - Meet
Hunt and a TAMDC meeting, too. lic Saturday & Sunday for viewing for $6,000 hunt with a $1,000 trea-
These are separate hunt registrations, interesting treasures including coins, sure chest drawing. Natural Hunts
see http://www.tamdc.org and the jewelry, relics, bottles, and more. $60 each, Thur. & Fri. meals $25
TAMDC Faceboook page at https:// See the latest metal detectors and each, Prime Rib banquet $30, Hobby
www.facebook.com/TAMDC2012 visit with the manufacturers, exhibi- Show & workshops $10 each, $6,000
for updates and more information. tors, and dealers. Admission includes seeded hunt $125, or all events
your choice of educational seminars $360. For more info, contact George
MARCH held throughout the day. For more Streeter at [email protected] or log
11th – 12th – Turlock, California. information visit www.tamdc.org or onto www.streeter.org
51st Annual Rock & Gem show at contact Michael Heim (President) at
the Stanislaus Fairgrounds, 900 N. (903) 241-4723 or Bobby Sullivan 29th – 30th – Sapulpa,
Broadway. 10 a.m. -5 p.m. daily. (Huntmaster) at (903) 576-2707. Oklahoma. The Three Forks Treasure
This family event will include rocks, Hunters Club’s 30th National Open
minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, 22nd – 23rd – Blacksburg, South Treasure Hunt at the Creek County
fluorescents and more! Learn to Carolina. 15th Annual Treasure Fairgrounds, 4 miles west of Sapulpa
make jewelry out of natural rocks Hunt of the Carolinas at Ed Brown’s on HW 66. Eight different hunts
and gemstones from demonstra- Rodeo Grounds, sponsored by Joyce available. Reduced entry fee for
tors. Children’s Activities include and Randy Gatchel. For more infor- main hunt this year. All entry fees go
making your own bracelet, and carv- mation, contact Randy Gatchel, back into the hunt as coins and priz-
ing soapstone. Will also have a newly 1536 W. Cherokee St., Blacksburg, es. One metal detector will be given
expanded huge fluorescent display SC 29702. Please send a large SASE for each 25 main entries plus addi-
room. There will be over 40 dealers. or call (864) 839-3598 or (864) 812- tional prizes. We gave away eight
For more info, contact Bud & Terry 0475, or e-mail [email protected] metal detectors last year. Concession
McMillin at (209) 524 3494, e-mail for more information. stand will be open. RV hookups
[email protected] available. For entry form, check
or log onto www.turlockgemshow. 26th – 30th – New Hampshire. www.threeforkstreasurehunters.org
com Best O’ North East (BONE) Treasure or contact Larry Koch at (918) 348-
Week #24. Five days sponsored by 6780 or Gary Young at (918) 869-
APRIL the Professional Treasure Hunters 5778.
8th – Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Historical Society, Treasure Hunter’s
The Lancaster Research and Gazette, and Streeter’s Treasure MAY
Recovery Club’s Open Hunt. For Hunting. April 26 - Natural Hunt at 5th – 7th – Cortez, Colorado.
more information, contact Ted Dublin Christian Academy cospon- WWATS’ (World Wide Association
Baker, President and Hunt Master, sored by White›s of New England of Treasure Seekers, Inc.) first
at [email protected] or log onto the with free chili and dogs. April Ultimate Treasure and Gold Show at
club’s website at www.lrrc.org]\ 27 - Hunt on 1700 settlement the Montezuma Fairgrounds, 30100
land cosponsored by Garrett Metal US Hwy. 160. A fun-filled weekend
21st – 23rd – Temple, Texas. The Detectors. April 28 - Natural Hunt of treasure and equipment viewing,
TMADC “Texas Treasure Show” at and Friday night banquet cospon- speakers, a banquet, and seminars
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daily for the entire family! With Association of Treasure Seekers, clubs and metal detecting related
both inside and outside booths this Inc.) at the Four Corners Christian businesses, numerous sponsors, hun-
will be the “Largest Show of Its Camp. Open to the public and all dreds of prizes. 100% of entries go
Kind In the Four Corners.” General treasure hunters. Daily seminars, back into the ground. Deadline for
admission is $5/day. Vendor, manu- metal detecting, gold prospecting, entries is July 1, 2017. After that a
facturer, distributor and dealer booth gold panning, coin hunting, and hid- $10 per day fee is added. For full flyer
space available. Also this weekend den treasure hunting. Special activi- or info, contact Terry Rittenhouse at
will be the Ultimate Outdoor & Gun ties and lots of fun. Beautiful location (765) 857-2400 or tlcorona@fron-
Show in another building. Historical in the mountains on the lake. Lots of tier.com, or Rick Trout at (574) 848-
Attractions nearby include: Mesa historic area to see, and a country 9345 or [email protected]
Verde, Durango, & Telluride, train ride just south of Durango,
Colorado, including the Durango Colorado. You don’t need to be a AUGUST
Silverton Train Ride! For more info, member of WWATS to participate 12th – Tunkhannock,
log onto www.wwats.org or con- in this event! No charge for kids Pennsylvania. The Black Diamond
tact Keith Wills, V.P. WWATS, via under the age of 11years; half price Treasure Hunters Club will be spon-
e-mail at [email protected] for 11-15. Good discount for paid soring their 34th Annual Black
WWATS memberships! For more Diamond Treasure Hunt at the Lazy
6th – Virginia Beach, Virginia. information, e-mail nuggetbrain1@ Brook Park, Rt. 6, sponsored by the
30th Annual Open Hunt sponsored msn.com or call (970) 946-3735. Black Diamond Treasure Hunters
by the Tidewater Coin and Relic Club. For information, send a SASE
Club at the oceanfront. Information 23rd – 29th – Vallonia, Indiana. to B.D.T.H.C., P.O. Box 1523,
will be posted on www.tc-rc.com or Southern Indiana 9th Annual Kingston, PA. 18704, go to bdthc.
e-mail [email protected] for Treasure Fest at Starve Hollow org to download the flier, or e-mail
info. State Recreation Area just south [email protected] or phone
of Brownstown off of HW 135. Byard Derr at (215) 536-0796,
20th – 21st – Grand Rapids, Camping available. Silver, Token, George Walko at (570) 287-3602, or
North Dakota. Minnkota Artifact Beach, and Kids Hunts. Non-profit Ron Denman at (570) 288-7787.
Recovery Group’s 18th Annual Hunt
at Memorial Park. Five large hunt E-mail
over two days. This year’s theme is upcoming
Las Vegas. All hunts and activities events to
will be Vegas themed. Buffett din- managing
ner served on Saturday and lunch editor@lost
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contact Jeff Kehl at jkehl1963@
yahoo.com or (320) 845-7814.
27th – 28th – Sapulpa,
Oklahoma. The 46th Annual Indian
Territory Treasure Hunt at the Creek
County Fairgrounds. For more
information or a hunt flyer, contact
I.T.T.H.C. Inc., P. O. Box 580961,
Tulsa, OK 74158-0961, or e-mail
16th – 18th – Mancos, Colorado.
The Colorado Treasure Hunt &
Prospecting’s Three Day Open Hunt
sponsored by WWATS (World Wide
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