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Digging for Treasure

Monday, November 07th, 2011

digging for treasureDigging for treasure is not with a shovel and three scoops later, “Voi la”, you uncover the top of a treasure chest! The more valuable the treasure, the deeper it is buried; is the rule. The average treasure (less than $100,000) is buried at a depth between four and six feet. This is well beyond the depth range of 99.9% of all metal detectors. Our long range detector locates gold and silver up to 200 feet deep. Shallow treasure is not the topic of this article. Large treasures are buried very deep and this is where our story begins.

The Spanish King, Charles II, decreed that all treasure in North America that could not be brought back to Spain before the American Indian revolt of 1685 was to be buried at least 30 feet deep or 30 feet of tunnel from the outside of the mountain. Penalty for a burying treasure too shallow was death! Hundreds of Spanish mines “pickled” (stored) refined bars of gold and silver at least 30 feet deep. Extensive death traps were incorporated to prevent the occasional robber from stealing the treasure (Do your research of “Death Traps” befor digging for treasure!). Spain did send expeditions back to open old mines and send refined bars back to Spain. Many sites are still waiting to be found as the ownership of the land changed hands from French to American, Spanish to American, and many miners never made it back to Spain with the secret code to relocate the hidden caches due to time, death, disease or tragedy.

The KGC found some of these hidden Spanish treasure sites and added to them. Digging for treasure in the USA or foreign countries requires planning for safety, a shortcut can cost you your life! In other countries deep hidden treasures may have a different history of why they are there but all are similar in that the treasures are buried very deep.

The pickup had bounced, jostled, and shook for 45 minutes under a southern, hot summer, Arizona sky, through rocks, cactus, thorn brush and dust only to halt beside a “turtle rock” marker that had been the catalyst for the upcoming 85 foot deep, hand dug, solid rock, vertical shaft that ended in a circular winding room, that was illuminated with bare light bulbs on a trotline of wire. Peering into the deep hole, I couldn’t imagine putting this much effort forth based upon an “interpretation” of a rock message 325 years old… Everyone knows a “turtle rock” means gold, but very little additional information was available to indicate the exact spot to dig. When digging for treasure without the technology of the long range detector, a “gut feeling of location can lead to nowhere.

We were hired to use our long range detector, (gold locator machine) to see how far they were from the target. Our gold locator has the ability to measure an ionic residual that forms a sphere around the target. The residual has a half life that remains in the ground for the same time that it is buried before retrieval. If the target has been buried for a hundred years, the residual will last another 100 years after the target is dug up. Unfortunately few retrievers of treasure go to the rock maps and carve the message that “they dug up the treasure”! In this case the gold locator found no residual at all. This indicates that the gold treasure was never at this spot or the residual time has run out and the target was taken over 100 years ago. The client called our machine the “Dream Crusher”! However when used in advance of digging for treasure the gold locator is the “Dream Maker”!

This next story was extremely interesting in that it included an “eye witness”(Eyewitnesses can dim with age and embellish with an audience but the long range detector machine doesn’t lie…). A hunter and his wife were camped in Southwest NM on public land. The hunter discovered an air shaft to a mine and crawled 60 feet down a precarious angle to the cache room. He found skeletons that dated over 100 years in the past, stacks of gold bullion and gold coins. He brought one gold bar to the surface, blew the air shaft shut with dynamite for fear someone would discover his “glory hole”, showed the bar to his banker when he rented a safety deposit box, got into a fight, accidentally killed the man, went to prison and got out in the late 1980’s. Upon release from prison the hunter found that the banker was gone and so was the gold bar from the bank. The hunter “continued” digging for treasure until his health failed. The hunter/con found our client and told his story and sold part of his interest, if the client would finance and excavate, as the old hunter was broke.

The gold locator was set up just a few feet from the excavation site. The clients had sheared off part of the mountain looking for the collapsed air shaft with a D-9 dozer. In addition to the mountain shearing, our clients had brought in an excavator with a 30 foot depth capacity and dug down past where the target should have been at a cost of $380,000. These intense attempts at digging for treasure were all in vain. The gold locator machine showed no residual whatsoever… If there was gold stacked for a hundred years and one was taken in the mid 70’s then the residual would still show up 35 years later (even if all the gold had been taken in 1975). We could only conclude that the entire story was false and our clients had been duped in a scam. The machine does not lie!

In another southern country, the entire village was benefiting from the treasure recovery. Dozens of diggers toiled daily, numerous cooks and servers smiled as we arrived. A state of happiness was prevalent. The Client told us the story of signs, symbols, legends and interpretations, we listened intently. The diggers were digging for treasure at 265 feet, and 8 months into excavation, all by hand, no mechanized tools whatsoever. We tried to find rhyme or reason as to the decision to dig in the present location, we found none. The gold locator found no residual. The client asked us to change to the silver setting, we reset the machine to locate silver with the same results. Nada, no residual! Our client spoke in earnest, “The treasure has to be here, the entire village is depending upon it!” The machine will find treasure only if it is there or has been there…

We had a client that needed us in a foreign country, that had been digging for 6 years. Total expense, $783,000, total dug shafts, 13, total treasure found, zero. The diggers had been told where to dig based upon rock maps, history, and in one case, an eye witness. The gold locating machine started the process of elimination. The first shaft was 45 feet deep, 4’ X 4′ square (with caisson), had 4 staging rooms at least 12’ X 12’ each and a continuous water pump to keep the water level low enough to keep digging. A psychic had told the client that he missed the target by 3 feet. After three re-directions by the psychic, we were called to locate the treasure. Within minutes the gold locator pinpointed the treasure, 14 feet from the search area, within 28 feet of the surface. 14 feet is just as close as 14 miles if you do not know the exact location. The next 8 targets (dug shafts up to 87’ deep) never had a treasure anywhere near them. In the process of confirming the remainder of the dug shafts we discovered an unknown large target that the client then secured a contract on.

The KGC “treasure depository” was located in the hills of Kentucky. The dowser had pinpointed the largest concentration of silver and gold bullion and advised that it was 69 feet deep. Our client brought in two excavators with 30 foot “reach”, a D-8 Cat “dozer” and a front end loader. The overburden was removed to enable the excavators to reach the target. Winter arrived and the project had to shut down after 45 days of operation. Spring is a time of hope that the project could resume. Thirty days later the treasure seems to be as a ghost, always moving. Once again the dowser pointed and the engines roared. Our client is calling every few days asking for advice only using the present protocols. We said we didn’t have a clue until we could bring our gold locator to the site. The year waned and winter once again shut down the treasure search. The dowser insisted, “the treasure is close”. Spring brought the phone call that had us travel to the “depository”. The gold/silver locator immediately pointed across the valley floor to an opposing mountainside location that was hiding gold and silver. Our client secured a new permit in the correct location.

The comments range from glee to despair:

      • “Thanks for showing us the exact spot and depth! Thanks for saving us hundreds of thousands of dollars!”


      • “If you could have been here 6 months ago you would have saved us $420,000!”


      • “If your machine had of been here in the beginning we would have the treasure out by now!”


      • “You could have saved us all this money and time!”


      • “With your help, we would have known it wasn’t there and never started!”


      • “Your fee is pennies compared to what we have lost!”


      • “Will you help us on our next project before we start breaking ground?”


    • “I lost all I had, and it was never there!”

If you are digging for treasure and would like to focus on the true target give us a call for a free consultation. Before you start spending money digging for treasure let us pinpoint the location for you. If you are reasonably sure you know where the treasure is hidden but would like to confirm if it has been removed, or is it there or how deep is the treasure, call us before digging for treasure or email us with the form below. 480 463 7464

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Treasure Avoid Empty Holes

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Treasure, Avoid Empty Holes before you dig.

The jungle trail was identical to hundreds traversed prior to this very hot humid trek to the secret shaft that was being dug straight into the bowels of gold, fortune and intrigue. The banana trees provided the shade and the coconut trees aided the wind as the leaves vibrated a hum that was ever present as we continued to climb. The memories of Naples on the Gulf were like a blinding light as sweat drained from every pore of my body. The natives chatted “Tagalognese” laced with English, Spanish and Vasgayuan dialect. The subject in every thought was untold amounts of gold hidden in these islands by the Japanese during world War II. The electronic equipment pinpointed this cache just 3 weeks earlier. The progress had been very slow. The volcano formed island was a mound of fractured rocks that was supposed to be laced with tunnels and chambers of treasure. Actually a volcano related earthquake 20 plus years earlier had sunk part of the island, collapsed tunnels and some buildings.

Behind every tree is a pair of eyes that watch till darkness comes or you leave. There are no secrets in this universe! For every treasure story there are hundreds of versions, angles and wanna be players. The compound appeared in the midst of the jungle like a mirage, a fenced compound, a 6 X 6 square shaft disappearing underground, a sleeping hut and an outhouse. The windless over the shaft creaked as it labored to raise the 7 gallon pail of dug earth to the surface. The generator wined to produce light in the hole, breeze for a fan as the 4 glistening bodies bled water to keep cool. This shaft was identical to 12 previous shafts dug by this digging crew. Prior to this “scanning crew” with their sophisticated electronic equipment, the digging crew had only dug dry, empty holes, meaning someone had beat them to the treasure or it was never there to begin with. The sense of urgency was blazing from their eyes, bordering on desperation, they dug, they ate, they slept and began digging again at dawn for their part of 1 % of the take.

The stories continue to come to the scanners from “eye witnesses, relatives with maps, stories with legends, maps, signs and rocks with symbols. The equipment makes short work of locating the real deal. If the loot is gone the machines denote it is gone. Disappointment is prevalent when the folks are told there is nothing of value on their place, but the time and money to dig a dry hole is saved. The perpetrators of the story instantly choose to believe that the equipment is wrong, faulty, or spirit diverted and that their hopes and dreams still lay buried just out of reach. The story that is told the most is of hundreds of thousands of dollars that have been spent on dry holes. Our equipment would have saved these Financiers millions. The three forms of gold maximize the chances of being successful in this island nation. Bars, coins and relics are only two. The third form is undetectable without the most sophisticated equipment, rarely spoken of, abundant and known to just a few well traveled treasure hunters.

Thirty nine feet is a long way down. The bamboo ladder sways as the climber descends. The rungs are placed too far apart and each step threatens to dislodge the climbers balance. Unseen air moves upward as rivulets of sand trail into the shaft from above. Rocks, thousands of rocks make up 90% of the matter dug from the shaft. Some require a 10 ton hoist to extricate. A foul order drifts with the air current struggling for the surface. The crew has worn gas masks for 3 days while embracing the intense heat. An afternoon squall leaves the humidity balanced with the 90 degree temperature. Signs of an explosion are evident, the tell tale residue on the shaft walls of explosives and jagged edged rocks say man has been in this location before the digging crew. The crew yields way as I land on the bottom of the shaft.

The electronic equipment indicates the crew is just 3 feet from where the gold lay hidden for over 50 years. Success is just within reach and hours from the surface. This story has been played out to fruition. However the tale of financiers funding empty holes based upon local legends, folklore and fabricated maps is repeated everyday in this island paradise. Is there treasure here? Yes! Ninety percent of the proposed treasure sites have had the treasure previously removed or it never was there. Without the use of our sophisticated equipment this digging crew and the financier would be excavating their 13th dry, empty hole.

If you are involved with a treasure that requires extreme excavation call or email us before you spend thousands of dollars on a guess.

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