Lets Talk Treasure

With more than 30 years experience chasing rainbows, gold mines and treasures and finding little more than a memories,  I have long realized  that it was the quest and not the prize that motivated me. Most of the dozens of stories I have read and the few I have pursued, seemed so full of conjecture and unrealistic scenarios, presented by the story teller, that very few usable or plausible clues could actually be found.  Newspaper accounts of buried loot or treasure in the late nineteenth century were often authored by creative writers seeing no fault in embellishing a tale to gain readers.  I guess the point I am making is that you can waste a lot of time searching for something that may not actually exist. Many of the locations you can find treasure stories about, took place so long ago that most have been consumed by civilization and industry and can no longer be searched.