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Multimillionaire reveals clues to hidden treasure in a poem

It's been almost four years since Forrest Fenn said he hid the gold and jewels, and thousands have tried to find it, but so far the treasure remains hidden. NBC's Janet Shamlian reports.

New Mexico multimillionaire Forrest Fenn, 82, says he's hidden a chest filled with millions of dollars in gold coins, diamonds and emeralds in a secret place in order to encourage outdoor exploration. (Click here to read more about his story.)


Fenn posted clues to the hidden treasure in a poem on his website, which crashed soon after news got out about the bounty. As of Thursday, his website appears to be back up. With Fenn's permission we have re-posted the poem online, excerpted from his self-published book, "The Thrill of the Chase," where it also appears. 

 

Courtesy of Forrest Fenn

Forrest Fenn, who hid the treasure, and Marc Howard, a treasure hunter, spoke with NBC's Janet Shamlian about the treasure hunt.