How To Find Treasure:
The Buried Kind

How to find treasure?

The question is as much a search for the answer to it, as it is the search for buried treasure.

You’re obviously asking that question, or at least thinking about it. After-all, that’s why your on this page. Maybe you’ve visited other pages that have answers to that question, and, you weren’t happy with the answers. So now you’re here in hopes of receiving the right answer. I will answer the “how to find treasure” question, but it‘s up to you to follow through on what you learn here. If searching for buried treasure is your dream, then let that dream begin here.

The How To, Is The Hard Part

Honestly, answering the question is easy. Well I mean it’s easy for me because I have 37 years of experience. However, for anyone who wants to search for lost treasure, the hard part is following through on the “how to” part of the searching. Here is what I mean.

First, you need a roadmap. I don’t mean a map used for driving. I mean a guide of how you are going to proceed to locate that treasure. Successful treasure hunters know where they are going to search because they, ok, pay attention to this next word, “researched” their story.

Don’t expect to go off haphazardly digging here, and there, or tearing into homes with hammers, and saws, expecting to locate a treasure because you read about it online, or somewhere else. Finding treasures doesn’t work that way. That’s because most of those stories are full of holes. They’ve been told or written about so many times that the story has changed. Sometimes an exaggeration of information is made, or, a piece of information is left out of the story. It may be on purpose or not, no matter, that piece of information could be the crucial part of that treasure hunting puzzle. So how do you research a buried treasure story, or any lost treasure. You begin by searching for more information. 

Digging For Treasure

Searching For Answers

How to find treasure is nothing more that a search for answers, as well as a physical search once you have all the information you need. If you have a story about a buried treasure, the thing you do now is to try and verify that information. How do you do that? You do that by perhaps visiting a library and searching books and or newspaper files of the area regarding that story. Look through old magazines about lost treasures.  If you find any information regarding the story, note the author, and his or her reference usually listed as a footnote or a bibliography in the book, or magazine. The next thing you do is to try and locate that information, and then read that material the author referred to. You are doing this to verify the information the author wrote about, and to maybe gather a bit of information that the author failed to mention.

Try visiting the historical societies of the area you want to search in. Many times they have the information you need that the libraries don’t have.

It’s this time consuming research part, the first of the “how to’s” that stops many amateur treasure hunters dead in their tracks. That’s because research takes lot’s of work.

Visit The National Archives

You can also visit the National Archive offices. They have a wealth of information that is not found in libraries or your local historical society. You can do a brief search online at the archives. Visit this page for more information regarding the National Archives.

Your How To Find Treasure Roadmap

Once you have gathered all of the information you need to begin your physical search for the treasure, the next thing you do is to put together a plan of how and where you are going to physically look for the goodies.

By now you should have a good idea of where to begin looking, but first, be sure to get permission from the property owners. You don’t want to start searching, especially digging, on private property without first getting the ok to do so. If you are on State or Federal Lands, be careful of the laws.

You may be reluctant to talk to a property owner about a possible treasure on their property that you want to search for. It’s not unusual to feel that way. However, if you mention that you are willing to share any finds, and that you will respect their property, many property owners, especially if they had no idea a treasure may be hidden on their property, will welcome the idea. Be professional, and courteous. Those traits go a long way with property owners.

Follow The Roadmap Until You Reach A Dead-End

If your search in an area does not lead to a treasure, then you need to turn around, and rethink your plan. That may mean once again researching the story, and heading into a new area. It’s not uncommon to search many areas before finding that elusive treasure. It takes patience and resolve to locate hidden caches. Not everyone has that kind of persistence. However, many others from all walks of life have located treasures of all kinds. If you have the tenacity, and you follow the information I have given to you, then you also could be on your way to locating a lost treasure.

Metal Detectors Make Searching Much Easier

I don’t know any professional treasure hunter that does not own at least one metal detector. They make the how to find treasure adventure so much easier.

Years ago, before the first metal detector arrived on the market, treasure hunters would use a shovel, and start digging wherever they thought a treasure may be buried. And often times, as I mentioned earlier, they had to keep moving from area to area. It was a lot of hard work. But with today’s modern metal detectors, they make how to find treasure much easier.

If you do not own a metal detector, but are thinking of getting one, visit my metal detector page for information. If you need to contact me, please you the “Contact Me” form on my homepage.

How to find treasure in these areas, and much more, is what my website is all about.

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