Treasure Hunter: A Memoir of Caches, Curses, and Confrontations

Treasure Hunter: A Memoir of Caches, Curses, and Confrontations

by W.C. Jameson

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W.C. Jameson was an active treasure hunter for more than fifty years. He has fallen from cliffs, had ropes break during climbs, been caught in mine shaft cave-ins, contended with flash floods, been shot at, watched men die, and had to deal with rattlesnakes, water moccasins, scorpions, and poisonous centipedes. He has fled for his life from park rangers, policemen, landowners, competitors, corporate mercenaries, and drug runners. He has also discovered enough treasure to pay for his own house and finance his and his children’s education. With his enigmatic treasure-hunter partners, Slade, Stanley, and Poet, Jameson's stories are worthy of an Indiana Jones film—except that they are all true.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589799929
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date: 11/05/2014
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 276
Sales rank: 343,602
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

W.C. Jameson is the award-winning author of more than eighty books. He is the bestselling treasure author in America, and his prominence as a professional fortune hunter has led to stints as a consultant for the Unsolved Mysteries television show, the Travel Channel, and the History Channel. He lives near Austin, Texas.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Never More Alive Than When on the Hunt 1

1 Guadalupe Mountain Gold 9

2 Ingots of Gold, Threats of Death 19

3 Strap Silver 33

4 Lost Spanish Gold in the Palomas Sand Dunes 51

5 A Man Returned from the Dead 67

6 Lost Treasure and High Water 79

7 Pictures Don't Lie 105

8 The Curse 113

9 The Canyon of the Dead 131

10 Jesse James's Treasure Cave 147

11 Quicksand! 167

12 Spanish Silver in a Kentucky Sinkhole 175

13 Spanish Gold Guarded by Rattlesnakes 195

14 The Lost Hap Sweeney Gold Cache 213

15 Trapped 229

16 The Final Expedition 237

Some Parting Words 249

Acknowledgments 258

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