Is there any lost treasure in Texas?

According to, Texas is thought to have around $340 million in buried treasure — more than any other state in the U.S. Many of the state’s estimated 229 treasure sites are reportedly hidden under layers of limestone and spread across the Texas Hill Country.

How much is the Forrest Fenn treasure worth?

between $1 million and $5 million
The contents are worth somewhere between $1 million and $5 million, based on estimates Fenn has given over the years. Then he took his treasure chest out into the Rockies and hid it. He wanted it to be found. That was the whole point.

Where can I find treasure in Texas?

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  • Lost Silver Mine (Llano) Flickr/ejmc.
  • Sam Bass Loot (Denton) Flickr/cameliatwu.
  • Jean Lafitte’s Booty (Sabine)
  • The Mine in the Mountains (El Paso)
  • Money Hill Treasure (Padre Island)
  • Cypress Creek Gold (Upshur County)
  • Google Earth Sunken Ship (Corpus Christi)

How many people have died looking for Forrest Fenn’s treasure?

To some, Fenn was a hero, providing a way to instant wealth and adventure in the great outdoors through the treasure hunt. To others, he was reckless and cost lives. Five people ultimately lost their lives in the process.

How old was Forrest Fenn when he hid treasure?

about 80 years old
The treasure map and poem from Fenn’s book. After reports that searchers had died while looking for his treasure, Fenn tried to dissuade people from taking perilous risks, saying in a statement emailed to NPR, “The treasure is not hidden in a dangerous place. I hid it when I was about 80 years old.”

Where was Fenn’s treasure hidden?

Rocky Mountains
The Fenn Treasure was a cache of gold and jewels that Forrest Fenn, an art dealer and author from Santa Fe, New Mexico, hid in the Rocky Mountains of the United States.

How much treasure is buried in Texas?

Texas is estimated to have $340 million in buried treasure, more than another other state in the U.S., according to About 229 treasure sites are spread across the Lone Star State, and some are accessible to the public with permission from the landowners. There’s a cache of silver said to be buried outside Leander.

Is this the world’s largest treasure hoard worth over $20 billion?

A team of treasure hunters could be on the verge of unearthing the “world’s largest treasure hoard,” said to be worth over $20 billion. The team, known as the “Temple Twelve,” have been searching in Finland for the “Lemminkainen Hoard,” which consists of gold, jewels and artifacts, since 1987.

Is there a $3 million bounty buried in Austin?

Legend says there’s close to $3 million buried in Austin. The stolen bounty was part of the Mexican payroll in 1836 and it’s allegedly buried 5 feet deep, near an oak tree with a carving of two eagle wings on it, according to The Sabine River could potentially hold a $2 million fortune in stolen silver.

Is there treasure buried in Burnet County?

Bass is tied to several legends of treasure being buried in Texas, including one that involves Burnet County. The legend says Bass used Longhorn Caverns as a hideout after some of his robberies although treasure seekers have yet to find any loot there. Packsaddle Mountain in eastern Llano County is another alleged Bass treasure location.