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SUBMITTED June 6th, 2020
The treasure has been found
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. I do not know the person who found it, but the poem in my book led him to the precise spot.
I congratulate the thousands of people who participated in the search and hope they will continue to be drawn by the promise of other discoveries.
So the search is over. Look for more information and photos in the coming days. f
UPDATED June 16th, 2020
The treasure chest was found by a man I did not know and had not communicated with since 2018.
Photo of the chest taken not long after it was discovered.
The bracelet on my arm was wet when found. The silver tarnished black.
Removing objects from the chest. It is darker than it was ten years ago when I left it on the ground and walked away.
The finder wants me to remain silent and I always said the finder gets to make those two calls. Who and where. f
Santa Fe New Mexican story about the find is HERE
CNN Story is HERE
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Adventure Archeology story is HERE
The story on BILD in Germany is HERE
On the Daily Mail from the UK is HERE
The Mainichi in Japan is HERE
ABC News story is HERE
The Great Big Story is HERE
Another Santa Fe New Mexican Story is HERE
Outside Magazine story is HERE
Forbes Magazine story is HERE
Francis Tapon’s Wanderlearn Podcast is HERE
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Popular Mechanics story is HERE
NPR story is HERE
Chicago Tribune story is HERE
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Washington Post story is HERE
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