- Associated Press - Friday, January 29, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, antiquities dealer Forrest Fenn wrote in his memoir “The Thrill of the Chase,” self-published in 2010, that somewhere high in the Rocky Mountains, he had hidden a small bronze treasure chest containing nearly $2 million in gold coins, jewelry and precious artifacts. Since then, tens of thousands of people have tried in vain to find the bounty, following clues he dropped in a poem as part of the memoir.

In these excerpts, he told treasure hunters where to start looking:

“… Begin it where warm waters halt

And take it in the canyon down,

Not far, but too far to walk.

Put in below the home of Brown.

From there it’s no place for the meek,

The end is ever drawing nigh;

There’ll be no paddle up your creek,

Just heavy loads and water high.

If you’ve been wise and found the blaze,

Look quickly down, your quest to cease,

But tarry scant with marvel gaze,

Just take the chest and go in peace …”

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