A bronze chest filled with gold, jewels, and other valuables worth more than $1 million and hidden a decade agosomewhere in the Rocky Mountain wilderness has been found, according to a famed art and antiquities collector who created the treasure hunt. Forrest Fenn, 89, said the man did not want his name released—but located the chest a few days ago and the discovery was confirmed by a photograph the man sent him. Fenn had posted clues to the treasure’s whereabouts online and in a 24-line poem that was published in his 2010 autobiography The Thrill of the Chase. “I do not know the person who found it, but the poem in my book led him to the precise spot,” Fenn said in a statement. Hundreds of thousands have hunted remote corners of the US West for the bronze chest containing pre-Columbian animal figures, gold nuggets and coins, Chinese jade faces, emerald rings and other exotic items. Many quit their jobs to dedicate themselves to the search and others depleted their life savings. At least four people died searching for it.
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