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LOST TREASURE USA
THE TREASURE HUNTER'S NEWSLETTER
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January 1, 2005   Volume 2, Number 21
 
FROM THE EDITOR:  HAPPY NEW YEAR !!   Tara & I ( Floyd Mann ) wish you & your family a very NICE year in 2005 !!    This is the 45th issue of this newsletter !  We have bought our house here in Utah ( the same one we have rented for a year )---so it would appear that we plan on "settling down" for awhile.  We will still be using our motorhome for our longer field trips.  I also decided to give my trusty Honda a break.  For several years I have used it like it was a packhorse AND a 4-wheel drive, all-terrain vehicle.  It has now been "retired" to be the street-worthy passenger vehicle it was meant to be.  Replacing it is an ACTUAL 4-wheel drive pickup !  NOW I can REALLY haul some heavy stuff !   AHHHHH---the "benefits" of "treasure-hunting" !!
 
NEWSLETTER ARCHIVES
ALL of this newsletter's past issues can be accessed at: http://subscribers.losttreasureusa.com/
 
TEAM KGC
   Since last May our TEAM KGC has been studying, researching and doing "field trips" on the KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE.  We are in search of their smaller caches and larger depositories.  Our TEAM consists of members from New York to California---and MANY states in between.  Our "MISSION" is to  dig up LOOT !  During this month of January I am accepting applications for new members.  If you would like to join a dedicated TEAM of treasure hunters with an impressive list of sophisticated electronic equipment, construction equipment, and vehicles---please email me at AKGCKNIGHT@AOL.COM .
   In your request to be considered as a TEAM KGC team member. please tell me WHY you want to join and WHY you think you can benefit the TEAM.  What can you offer to help in our success ?  In your email:  include your name, address and phone number.
   ALSO:  please visit and STUDY our website:  http://www.KnightsOfTheGoldenCircle-KGC.com
Additional GOOD info can be found at: http://www.LostTreasureUSA.com
 
IS THIS POSSIBLE ?
A good Utah story !  http://p198.ezboard.com/fthetreasuresofutahotherutahminesandtreasures.showMessage?topicID=101.topic
 
SPANISH WRECKS RESEARCH
http://www.spanishwrecksresearch.com/home.htm
 
HOW TO FIND BURIED TREASURE
About his book:  http://www.jimlyons.com/treasure.html    I have not read it yet.
 
GETTING PERMISSION
Here are 4 links that have "sample" permission letters that you might use to draft your own personalized letter.
http://www.protecthehobbynow.com/search%20and%20salvage%20agreement.htm
http://www.treasurefish.com/permission.htm
http://www.phantomranch.net/prospect/search_letter.htm
http://home.twcny.rr.com/metaldetecting/page8.html  
 
$22K FOUND IN TRASH BIN !
http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/84-09302004-374832.html
 
TREASURE HUNTER.ORG
I just recently found this website.  Has some GOOD stuff: http://www.treasure-hunter.org/html/index.php
 
MAN FINDS RING & PAYS FOR DETECTOR FIRST TIME OUT !
http://www.kellycodetectors.com/Finds/LarryW-ace250.htm
 
THE TUNNELS
Link Submitted by DICK LESTER
http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/cap/tunnel.htm 
 
EDITOR NOTE:   The following 5 links were submitted by LARRY GRINNAN.  Thanks Larry !
 
NINE PAGES OF GOOD LINKS
http://www.lukol.com/Top/Shopping/Antiques_and_Collectibles/Coins/Ancient_Coins/
 
THE BOUNDARY COMMISSION
http://www.internationalboundarycommission.org/ibcmenup.htm
 
TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS
http://www.topozone.com/
 
CCC CAMPS
Good places to detect !   http://www.cccalumni.org/states/
 
COLOR ATLAS FOR YOUR STATE
http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states/states.html
 
THE SPIDER ROCK TREASURE
Steve Wilson has a NEW book out:  THE SPIDER ROCK TREASURE.  A Texas Mystery of Lost Spanish Gold.  I have not read it YET, but sure PLAN to !  Shop the Internet ( Amazon ? ) for a bargain price---but here is one link to read:  http://www.eakinpress.com/cgi-local/SoftCart.exe/txhistory.htm?E+scstore
 
EDITOR'S NOTE #2:  The 7 links listed below were submitted by one of my Utah friends---HERB KEISTER.  Thanks HERB !
 
TREASURE MAPS !!
http://www.ajpl.org/aj//museum/treasm.htm
 
GOLD NUGGETS
http://www.gold-nuggets.org/
 
LOST TREASURES IN THE DESERT ?
http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/~dylan/history.htm
 
RARER THAN DIAMOND & MORE VALUABL
E THAN GOLD ?
http://geology.utah.gov/surveynotes/gladasked/gladberyl.htm
 
CANYON OF GOLD
UTAH !   http://www.travelbygps.com/guides/bullion/canyon.php
 
SANDRAZOR
Check out the links under the Desert Folklore section:  http://www.sandrazor.com/links.php 
 
ROADS PAVED WITH GOLD
http://www.losttreasure.com/newsletter/10-1-1999/10-1-1999.html

A CUTE STORY

Good morning,
     Just a quick story about my grandmother.  I was living in Michigan, but came down to Kentucky to visit my grand-parents.  This was about 1979.  I had always taken my trusty light green Compass detector with me where-ever I went.  One day I was looking around the front yard of the house that they had lived in for over 60 years, and was coming up with quite a few good finds, including a 1911 barber dime.  When my grandmother saw what I was doing, she asked me to drive out of town a little ways to a spot that she said my have just what I'm looking for.  I helped her into my LTD and followed her directions out of town, then down a narrow blacktop, then just a short way down a dirt road.  She told me to stop, back up a little bit, and then use my "contraption" right by the side of the road where we had stopped.  There was nothing there at all at the site to indicate there was ever anything there except grass, dirt, and a lot of weeds.  Less than 2 minutes later I got a signal and pulled out a liberty nickel.  Then an Indian head penny.  Later, another 2 pennies.  The first was an 1879, the next two were both 1892.  All of these were found in an area no more than 10 feet by 10 feet.  I didn't find anything else.  When I asked her how she knew that there would be something there, she said that when she was a little girl, she was born in 1892, there was a little church there that she and her family went to.  At that spot where I was searching, there used to be a wooden platform with steps for unloading buggy's.  Her and the rest of the kids used to play on these steps and would sometimes, as kids do, lose the penny or nickel that dad gave them to put in the collection plate.  She said the church burned down when she was about 10 or 11 years old, and was rebuilt closer to town.  Only someone who had been around at the turn of the century would have known about that site.  NEVER miss an opportunity to talk with someone who may have seen something a lot of years ago.  All of the research books in the world would not have told me about that set of steps at a church that has been gone for more than a hundred years.  Just thought that your site readers may like that story.  Keep up the good work and the fine site.  Don D.
         Anyone in south central Kentucky can find me at
 
                              Kentuckydon_d@msn.com

 

NEW BOOK IS A "MUST" FOR DFX USERS

NEWS RELEASE:

STONY BROOK, NEW YORK, USA - A new book about White's Electronics' flagship DFX metal detector is now available. "Digging Deeper with the DFX" takes a detailed look at the DFX's operation and use.

The book is geared towards DFX "coin-shooters" that want to move from the generic "turn on and go" factory programs to customized settings best suited to their local requirements. In addition to a basic operation summary, the book includes sections on setup menu operation, ground mineralization effects, White's VDI target indication number system, operating frequencies, pros and cons of multi-frequency operation, sample custom programs, how to create custom programs, and a setting summary with guidelines for each adjustment.

Because of the DFX's product heritage, users of older White's Spectrum detectors, like the XLT, should find much of "Digging Deeper with the DFX"
helpful as well.

"Digging Deeper with the DFX" by Jeff Foster (11" x 8"; spiral bound; 119 pages; 50 figures; 16 tables) is priced at $27.50 USD + $4.50 USD International Shipping and is available from the author. Shipping is available to countries worldwide that are serviced by the U.S. Postal Service's Global Priority Mail service (approximate 4 to 6 business day transit time service). This includes Canada, Australia, the U.K. and most other E.U. countries. (Recipient is responsible for any tax, duty, and customs clearing, the details of which will vary by country.)

More information and online PayPal ordering are available at www.digdeepdfx.com. Contact: info@digdeepdfx.com .

CONCLUSION
Thanks go out to the contributors of links to this newsletter !  Keep those links coming !  I really DO appreciate your input.  I'll see you in 2 weeks---on January 15th !!
 
DEDICATION
To my "most-excellent" wife:  TARA !

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