Forrest Fenn’s hidden treasure has been found after thousands of searchers failed for more than a decade

Forrest Fenn in 2013.
Forrest Fenn in 2013. (Jeri Clausing/AP)

The search is complete.
More than a decade after famed art dealer Forrest Fenn hid treasure believed to be worth more than $1 million somewhere in the Rocky Mountains, an adventurer has located the prized haul.
“It was under a canopy of stars in the lush, forested vegetation of the Rocky Mountains and had not moved from the spot where I hid it more than 10 years ago," Fenn, 89, said over the weekend on his website. “I do not know the person who found it, but the poem in my book led him to the precise spot.”
Fenn’s hidden treasure chest has been the stuff of legend for years, with some 350,000 people believed to have tried to find it, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper.
Some searchers quit their jobs in hopes of coming across the chest of gold and jewels, while at least five people have died during their attempts.
Fenn told the newspaper that the treasure’s finder confirmed his accomplishment through a photo shared with him.
The finder does not want his identity to be released.
Fenn released a book in 2010, “The Thrill of the Chase," that included hints on how to locate the hidden treasure.

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