Forrest Fenn's Treasure

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Proveick, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. ROAD DAMAGE

    ROAD DAMAGE Long timer

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    Doc, What's the Chalk Creek treasure zone?

    BTW, I saw where you had mentioned working on your dissertation ............ you a PhD Geologist?

    Soft rocker or hard rocker?

    RD
  2. FatChance

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    He knows the difference between rocks and stones... :nod
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  3. doc_ricketts

    doc_ricketts Thumper jockey

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    The Chalk Creek 'treasure zone' is the beautiful setting behind the white hills just up the creek from Nathrop. Here is a good description of this fantastic area where there was treasure exploration that formed little towns like St. Elmo
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalk_Creek
    Oh, and my dissertation was in Cache Valley, Utah where I used my speciality geophysical methods to find water. I specialized in using electromagnetic sounding and seismic methods to find water, oil, and minerals. Later I got more into earthquake analysis and prediction.

    And I never watched all the video about Chalk Creek and Fenn, but here is a website where one poster talks about the data tying the two together
    http://www.chasechat.com/archive/index.php?thread-6629.html

    Here is the real treasure up Chalk Creek
    http://coloradoguy.com/waterfall-sawatch-mountains.htm
    [​IMG]
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  4. Proveick

    Proveick Long timer

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    Going to Santa Fe and have lunch with Forrest.
    Will get him drunk and he'll tell me where it is. :imaposer
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  5. OrangeDreamCycler

    OrangeDreamCycler .......Explorer of Options.......

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    Take deep breaths on the way down.
    That is half the reward in it self......
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  6. lkr57

    lkr57 Living the dream

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    Just watched that guy's video. Some of what he says seems like a stretch, but he could be right. Nice day trip from here. I'll have to go up and see if I can find the alleged treasure site. Just curious mainly, but seems like a good excuse for a nice little outing...
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  7. doc_ricketts

    doc_ricketts Thumper jockey

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    Yes, Chalk Creek and Agnes waterfall are one of my favorite areas in Colorado. But the guys video argument about the Fenn box being up there was so stupid and boring I couldnt follow it. The view toward Mt. Princeton from the Agnes creek and falls is fantastic. Also, you can drive up Princeton, which is great fun, as is the drive up Antero. Both have been done by us 2up on the DR650 with the truck parked at a campground on Chalk Creek. Geez, I get excited just remembering the area.
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  8. nwcolorider

    nwcolorider NWCOLO

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    I still stuck with his no place for the meek, -->Fort Misery, below the house of Brown.
    That leads me to where I am off to Thursday Morning with a new metal detector, my pooch, lots of water and a .357
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  9. TooFast

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    Well, have you considered that Forrest owned and flew his Piper Malibu plane to a car rental destination, and then he walked with his treasure to hide?

    BTW, he was an AF pilot who was shot down over Laos
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    It even looked like he freshly shoveled the hole to fit the chest size by St Elmo

    Good luck NW
  11. TooFast

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    '

    Be sure to update us on your findings
  12. zipweed

    zipweed Been here awhile

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    Anybody know how you are supposed to contact forest to return his bracelet that is supposed to be in the box? I've heard he gets tons of emails - can't imagine him reading all of them. I'd be afraid of him not getting it in the mail (betting he gets tons of it).

    I've wondered about the ethics of saying you found the treasure or keeping it a secret. If a found is announced then you've just taken all that adventure away from lots of people (not to mention the anticipated media zoo, then a call from the IRS), but on the other hand, how would you feel to be searching for something that is already found? (isn't about the thrill of the chase).

    How would you handle the situation if you found it?
    Keep it secret (if you keep it secret and leave nothing at the site, the next person has no clue they have figured it out - this seems wrong - and what if it is not practical to leave something else there for the next person (like in the bottom of a fast creek))?
    Announce anonymously or publicly (IRS, kooks, fame, trouble)?
    How would you announce it (specifically).
    Do you leave another different treasure at same spot or maybe a part of the original treasure?
    What about a log book instead?
    Return bracelet (for free or fee)? How do you return it (specifically).
    How do you sell the gold (melt it)?
    What to do with the antiquities?

    Just trying to plan ahead, and would love to hear ideas.
  13. FatChance

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    When I found it last spring, I didn't tell anyone. :nod
  14. eakins

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    Seen those cliffs all lit up during a full moon once. Way cool.
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    Pariahtize Miscategorized

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    When I found it this summer, I was hush-hush too.
  16. zipweed

    zipweed Been here awhile

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  17. live2ridetahoe

    live2ridetahoe RN

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    Found some interesting information on tarryscant.com. It's a site where you can search media for quotes or single words that Mr. Fenn has said or talked about. Very interesting search engine....


    Tahoe, aka Parzival
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  18. Geek

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    How's Art3mis? :rofl

    :freaky
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  19. zipweed

    zipweed Been here awhile

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    very cool
  20. zipweed

    zipweed Been here awhile

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    I see Fenn has said it is not under water - had not seen that update. Thats a pretty big clue - safety first