The more information you have regarding any treasure, the better your chance of locating one. I spend hours researching treasure leads. Some times I put more time into the research than I do in the field searching.
A good place to begin your research for buried treasure in New Jersey is the Internet. Sometimes you can pick up bits and pieces from the search engines regarding your treasure. Next, visit the historical societies of the area you want to search in, you may be able to find more information. Read through old newspapers and magazines they usually have on hand. Ask the people working at the historical society if they know anything. You’ll be surprised at what kind of information you can gather and use in your search for hidden treasure.
Second, if you do not own a detector, but are thinking of purchasing one, do not spend more that $450. You don’t need a detector with all of the bells and whistles. The detector I use cost very little, and I have been treasure hunting for thirty-five years.
Just be sure you read and understand the owners manual. If you do, you will be rewarded with finding coins, jewelry, relics, and maybe a buried treasure. The lost treasures are out there, and anyone can locate them.
Here are six areas to begin your search for buried treasures in New Jersey.
The Pirate Treasure at Cedarville - There is a supposed pirate treasure near the Cedar River approximately one mile southwest of Cedarville.
The James Gilam treasure - is a treasure buried by this farmer on his property at Finns Point, on the Alloway River near Quinton.
Apple Pie Hill - may still contain two chests of gold coins that were buried by retreating British troops during the Revolutionary War. Apple Pie Hill is located approximately three miles southwest of Chadsworth.
Captain Kidd - the pirate may have buried a treasure on Lilly Pond near Cape May Point.
John Bacon - the pirate supposedly buried a treasure at Island Beach. Island Beach is located approximately ten miles north of Ship Bottom, Ocean Company. The treasure has been reported to be buried at the northern tip of the Island, near the Barneget Lighthouse.
The beaches at Ocean Grove - south of Asbury Park have been producing silver coins from the early twentieth century.
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Good luck! And have fun in your search for buried treasure in New Jersey.
Anytime you are going on to private property be sure to ask for permission. If you are venturing on to State or Federal lands you should know the laws of that State.
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Buried treasure in New Jersey be located in ghost towns.
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