In Search of… The Lost Dutchman Gold Mine

)

In Search Of… The Lost Dutchman Gold Mine: An investigation into why hundreds of gold hunters have died searching for a lost treasure ever since a Dutch prospector wandered out of Arizona’s Superstition Mountains in the 1860s. Is there really cursed gold hidden there, as Apache lore suggests? Narrated by Leonard Nimoy.

Share

The Treasure of Victorio Peak

The Treasure of Victorio Peak

Unsolved Mysteries was a popular and long running TV series in the US that would occasionally cover treasure and treasure related stories, the show was hosted by the legendary Untouchables actor, Robert Stack. Below are two clips from an Unsolved Mysteries episode first aired 1989 telling the strange tale of The Treasure of Victorio Peak, one of the longest running treasure hunts in US history.

http://youtu.be/pXJqplpC00Y

http://youtu.be/7ZaeQ4DJ3w8

Share

Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World – Riddle of the stones

Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World has to be one of my favourite TV series of all time. Not a treasure hunting video as such, but all the stone circles and megalithic structures are, without a doubt, some of the UK’s greatest treasures.

Sir Arthur makes some comments at the start of this video about the modern day ‘Pagans’ and ‘Druids’ that a lot of people and policy makers need to heed:

“…these latter day druids have no more right to be there [Stonehenge] than anyone else. Their association with stone circles is the invention of 18th century romantic writers. The druids flourished nearly a thousand years after the completion of Stonehenge, so to confuse them with stone circles is like mixing up the Battle of Britain and the Battle of Hastings. This is one of the few facts we do know about the thousand or so stone circles scattered over the British Isles.” – Sir Arthur C. Clarke speaking on Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World – The Riddle of the Stones.

Wonderfully, the full series of Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World is now available on DVD! A bargain at less than nine quid!

Share

The Lost Treasure of the Alexandria Library

The Royal Library of Alexandria, or Ancient Library of Alexandria, in Alexandria, Egypt, was the largest and most significant great library of the ancient world. It flourished under the patronage of the Ptolemaic dynasty and functioned as a major center of scholarship from its construction in the 3rd century BC until the Roman conquest of Egypt in 30 BC. The library was conceived and opened either during the reign of Ptolemy I Soter (323–283 BC) or during the reign of his son Ptolemy II (283–246 BC).

Share

Deus XP – Setup, Conductivity, & Reactivity Testing by Bayareasearcher

“Demonstrates how to quickly set up the Deus XP in the field then, using the GM Power Program with factory settings, we show the conductivity numbers for several USA coins, and some typical trash targets found in the field. The video concludes with a simple reactivity test by spacing a piece of iron next to a dime.” Video by bayareasearcher

Share

News on the TreasureNet forums

When the TreasureNet forums disappeared a few days ago, all kind of wild rumours circulated the online treasure hunting world, the site had been hacked etc. Marc has now put up a message to tell all his site users what really happened, a hardware failure was responsible, ‘With 99% certainty, the forum server will be online by late Monday, the 29th.’

No hackers or government conspiracies were involved!

Share

The Official Blog of TreasureHunting.org.uk, All About Metal Detecting, Gold Prospecting and Treasure Hunting