Forrest Fenn treasure chest hidden in Rocky Mountains finally found
The bronze chest filled with gold, jewels, and other valuables is worth more than $1 million
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS |
PUBLISHED: June 7, 2020 at 3:02 p.m. | UPDATED: June 7, 2020 at 4:25 p.m.
SANTA FE, N.M. — 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 Mexican on Sunday that a man who did not want his name released — but was from “back East” — located the chest a few days ago and the discovery was confirmed by a photograph the man sent him.
“It was under a canopy of stars in the lush, forested vegetation of the Rocky Mountains and had not moved from the spot where I hid it more than 10 years ago,” Fenn said in a statement on his website Sunday that still did not reveal the exact location. “I do not know the person who found it, but the poem in my book led him to the precise spot.”
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