Where can I hunt for treasure?
Choose your challenge with these eight destinations for modern-day treasure hunters.
- of 8. Crater of Diamonds State Park (Arkansas) …
- of 8. Bedford, Virginia. …
- of 8. Jade Cove (California) …
- of 8. Auburn, California. …
- of 8. Ozark Hills (Missouri) …
- of 8. Amelia Island (Florida) …
- of 8. Pahrump, Nevada. …
- of 8. Catskill Mountains (New York)
How do you get into treasure hunting?
With that definition in mind, here are some of the many ways you can go treasure hunting.
- Look for Hotel Room Treasures.
- Find the Lost Dutchman’s Mine.
- Prospect at Yard Sales.
- Go Beachcombing.
- Search Your Home.
- Watch for Buried Treasures.
- Go Dumpster Diving.
- Try Panning for Gold.
Is treasure hunting illegal?
In the U.S., laws vary by state, but the general conclusion is that going treasure hunting is often a waste of time because you likely can’t keep it. The Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 states that any “archaeological resources” found on the land of the state belong to the government.
What is the law on finding treasure?
The Treasure Act allows for a reward up to the market value of the treasure to be shared among the finder and the tenants and/or owner of the land on which the treasure was found. The amount of the reward and how it is divided among the claimants is determined by the Treasure Valuation Committee.
Who is the richest treasure hunter?
Mel Fisher was a dreamer, a visionary, a legend and most importantly, the World’s Greatest Treasure Hunter.
Is there any pirate treasure left?
The only authenticated treasure chest in the United States, once owned by Thomas Tew, is kept at the Pirate Soul Museum in St. Augustine, Florida. Pirate Olivier Levasseur, also known as “The Buzzard” (La Buse), was rumoured to have hidden treasure before his death in 1730. No such treasure has been found.
Can anyone be a treasure hunter?
Buried and hidden treasure may be the stuff of legend and film, but treasure hunters exist – both professionals and hobbyists – and sometimes they do actually find something.
What happens if you find pirate treasure?
Generally, residents who find lost money or objects that worth $100 or more are required to hand over the items to police, who will then hold the item or reach out to the community to try and locate the original owner.