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Rock Hounding...

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Kids Love Treasure Hunting

Think back to when you were a kid. Do you have some memories of hunting Easter Eggs? Do you have some memories of “discovering” what candy you had in your sack after Halloween? Do you remember the excitement of opening presents at Christmas? Did you ever get with your friends and go on “treasure hunts?” Perhaps you heard a story of a buried chest of bank robber’s loot? Perhaps it was a pirate treasure? Or, like in my case, the Lost Dutchman Mine.

Kids love a treasure hunt. They love discovery. They love finding something hidden. Why not take advantage of that natural drive and curiosity and provide them an opportunity to develop their imagination, dedication to purpose, critical thinking skills, and sense of determination by getting them involved in Treasure Hunting....Read More



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  Garnet Ghost Town, Montana

Garnet Ghost Town, Montana


Treasure Hunting Season is Here!

Summer starts, and so do the Treasure hunts

Get those books, maps, and supplies to find the treasures you seek, and get out there and start your hunt. Because...

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These are just a few of our many titles for your lost treasure research


Books make great gifts!

They're inexpensive;

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They can start anyone on a great hobby of

Treasure Hunting, Gold Prospecting, Ghost Town Hunting or Metal Detecting!


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Do you like to prospecting for gold, metal detecting for coins, hunting ghost towns, or other treasure hunting hobbies?


Your hobby is under assault!


Don't just sit back and let some paper-pushing bureaucrat with an environmentalist agenda close down yet another area...your your hobby.



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We hope you find the Treasure Hunting Supplies and Equipment you are looking for

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CACHE! Stories of Buried Treasure and Hidden Wealth



Stories of Buried Treasures

and Hidden Wealth

Bring the fascinating world of Treasure Hunting to your family this year.




Summer opens up more

Treasure Hunting Adventures!

Animas Forks, Colorado

Animas Forks, Colorado Ghost Town


Old maps can be a great help in researching Treasure stories.


And no matter what your passion is...

Rocks & Gems..........

...........Gold & Silver

Fossils & Shells..........

..........Coins & Relics

Ghost Towns & Near Ghost Towns

Or just plain Good Times with Friends & Family...


...Click Here, cause now is the time

to plan and research your next

Treasure Hunting Adventure.


Can You Really...

Find Lost Treasure and Gold Nuggets, Explore Ghost Towns, and use a Metal Detector to find Relics, Coins, and Other Treasures?


Stories of Lost Mines and Buried Treasures


  • $60,000 was buried by a bank robber within sight of the Kinzua Bridge, but he died before recovering it.


  Topographic Map of Lost Treasure and Ghost Town Locations

More information can be found in

Buried Treasures of the Mid-Atlantic States

Buried Treasures You Can Find

Guide to Treasure in Pennsylvania

Kinzua Bridge Cache


Ghost Towns


  • Garnet

30 miles east of Missoula

  Topographic Map of Lost Treasure and Ghost Town Locations

More information can be found in

Ghost Towns of Montana

Buried Treasures You Can Find

Dust in the Wind

Metal Detectors

What are the Top 12 Metal Detectors?

(As rated by Metal Detecting Enthusiasts)

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Trivia Question

What is the "Spot Elevation"

at the indicated point on the map?

 Spot Elevation Topographic Symbol for searching for Lost Treasures

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Topographic Symbols used in searching for Lost Treasures, gold prospecting, metal detecting, ghost towns and ghost town hunting, and rock hounding 

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A Draw is a minor terrain feature that also starts at high ground, but is carved into the side of the hill by water and erosion. The draw can be defined as having high ground on three sides and low ground on one side. The draw runs downhill in between two fingers. The contour lines form "V's" that point uphill. Once again, notice that the V's of the draw are the same V's we talked about when discussing determining uphill and downhill using contour lines.


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