Lost Treasures in America

3 lost treasures still waiting to
be found across America

Join the hunt for America's lost and buried treasures! Hiding somewhere in the unknown are vast amounts of gold, silver, and jewels. Enough to make you rich beyond your wildest dreams. The hills and mountains of the great land are filled with wild stories about buried loot, but beware, multiple people have died seeking the fortunes and fame while searching for the lost treasures across America. 

1. The Forrest Fenn Treasure Chest

Somewhere in the Rocky Mountains just north of Santa Fe, New Mexico hides the Forrest Fenn treasure chest. Part of the legend stems from a poem of clues written by millionaire art dealer Forrest Fenn in his book The 'Thrill of the Chase'. Supposedly Fenn buried wealth and riches somewhere in the Rocky Mountains north of Santa Fe. He claimed that he buried a chest with over a million dollars worth of gold coins and nuggets. Nobody has found it, but the eccentric millionaire claimed that several people have been very close.

2. The Lost Dutchman Mine

This lost treasure is hidden somewhere in the Superstition Mountains, east of Phoenix, Arizona. The story behind this mine is made up of many different things to many different people. Liz Nicklus, Executive Director of the Superstition Mountains Museum, dusts off the story of the mysterious mine. Legend has it that there was a man named Jacob Waltz in the 19th century who was found with a lot of gold ore. People presumed that he had a mine out in the Superstitions, because he was seen several times going up the mountains with his pack mule. People believe Waltz left clues behind and have drawn maps to find the mine's location. Hundreds have scaled the Superstitions using these crude maps, but none have found the elusive mine. 

3. The Beale Treasure

Around 1822, a man named Thomas Beale buried a power ball-sized cache near Lynchburg, Virginia –$65 million worth of gold, silver and jewels that he mined in the Rockies.  He gave a safety box with three numerical codes to an innkeeper named Robert Morris. Beale told Morris that a "key" to decipher the codes would be delivered soon, but Beale never returned. Only one code was cracked which revealed how much treasure was buried, but not the location. The other two codes have never been deciphered and the legendary stash of loot remains lost.