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  1. #1

    Sep 2007
    15

    Southern California treasure hunt

    Hello all. I have just launched the California Gold Hunt at the website californiagoldhunt.com

    We have concealed an American Eagle coin somewhere in public. Clues will be given online every 2 days until someone finds the coin and is awarded $5,000 in gold. The first hunt is free, and open to all adults. Subsequent hunts will have subscription fees and be available to California residents only.

    If this announcement breaks the rules of Treasurenet.com, I beg your pardon. Please do keep in mind that Treasurenet.com is not affiliated with CaliforniaGoldHunt.com

    TreasureNet's disclaimer follows:

    TreasureNet does not officially endorse, promote, or facilitate organized treasure hunts or events. Members at this site may organize various hunts and events, but TreasureNet in no way guarantees the safety or honesty of its participants or organizers, or of any hunt/events legitimacy, or the entertainment value of such hunts/events. TreasureNet advises all users to exercise caution when meeting people through this or any other online medium.
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    In the spirit of fun and fair play, I invite all TreasureNet frequenters to participate in the first California Gold Hunt. Good luck and good hunting!

  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2005
    SoCal
    Minelab Excal 1000
    165

    Re: Southern California treasure hunt

    Can't find the web site. Just the Daily Bruin online paper ?

    I must be doing something wrong?

  3. #3

    Sep 2007
    15

    Re: Southern California treasure hunt

    Quote Originally Posted by Skipper
    Can't find the web site. Just the Daily Bruin online paper ?

    I must be doing something wrong?
    I guess you should type www.californiagoldhunt.com into your browser. That should work.

    We won't show up if you're just Googling it and expecting to click over from there, so putting the site name into your browser should work best.

  4. #4
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    Joe

    Sep 2007
    Long Beach, California
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    Re: Southern California treasure hunt

    Hello,

    I've been enjoying the treasure hunt clues .. and ... being for free for September it sure is tempting to try.

    BUT...

    I am very concerned for the future 'hunts' and about how people can verify that everything is "on the UP and UP".

    I would like to see some evidence of safeguards in place to ensure complete separation between the people who know where the gold is hidde3n and the general public.

    What can you tell me?

    Joe
    Regards, Joe (California)

  5. #5
    Charter Member
    om
    Jan 2006
    SoCal
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    Re: Southern California treasure hunt

    I've been on this as well, and have PM'ed them and emailed them from their site.

    So far, I have received no replies.

    If you go by the clues given, it cuts everything down to a VERY small area, most of which is now new construction and orchards (outside a 50,000 foot circle from Angel Stadium).

    Today's Hint for Clue #2 throws out everything I have done (because it breaks their own rules). First it says that Th'ing is like the Bermuda Triangle, and gave the three points (have to guess those for yourself, sorry). Now it says to think outside the triangle (after saying it was inside the triangle previously).

    My fear is that they are BSing everybody on the free hunt, and one of their buddies will be the lucky finder. Then, they will start taking in money from people.

    My biggest question is "How do they plan on making money from this?" It's going to take 500 registrants just to break even, after giving away the first $5000. Unless it is some kind of advertising for something bigger, I just don't know. I will still go looking, but don't exactly trust this.

    Best-Mike
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  6. #6

    Dec 2006
    Inland Empire
    MXT, Explorer II
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    Re: Southern California treasure hunt

    I too am very skeptical at this point. I see no sponsors or advertising on their web site and wonder why someone would do this without trying to attract more hunters to raise funds for future hunts. "Whats the Catch"? I am still looking and so far I think I have the clues figured out...maybe...uhhhhh OK, maybe not.

    HH Mark

  7. #7
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    om
    Jan 2006
    SoCal
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    Re: Southern California treasure hunt

    I have the clues figured beyond a doubt, but today's Clue#2 Hint just screwed everything up. Now, it doesn't look like it's in their Bermuda Triangle of Treasure Huntin'

    When I saw that, I wanted to beat somebody!

    Best-Mike
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  8. #8
    us
    Feb 2006
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    Re: Southern California treasure hunt

    Quote Originally Posted by gollum
    I've been on this as well, and have PM'ed them and emailed them from their site.

    So far, I have received no replies.

    If you go by the clues given, it cuts everything down to a VERY small area, most of which is now new construction and orchards (outside a 50,000 foot circle from Angel Stadium).

    Today's Hint for Clue #2 throws out everything I have done (because it breaks their own rules). First it says that Th'ing is like the Bermuda Triangle, and gave the three points (have to guess those for yourself, sorry). Now it says to think outside the triangle (after saying it was inside the triangle previously).

    My fear is that they are BSing everybody on the free hunt, and one of their buddies will be the lucky finder. Then, they will start taking in money from people.

    My biggest question is "How do they plan on making money from this?" It's going to take 500 registrants just to break even, after giving away the first $5000. Unless it is some kind of advertising for something bigger, I just don't know. I will still go looking, but don't exactly trust this.

    Best-Mike
    Isn't the stadium area now referred to as the Platinum triangle?
    The more one learns the more he understands his ignorance. I am simply an ignor ant man trying to lessen his ignorance
    Those with the most birthdays live the longest

  9. #9
    Charter Member
    om
    Jan 2006
    SoCal
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    Re: Southern California treasure hunt

    I don't know about that, but they gave the three points of the triangle. Two of them were pretty easy. The third could have been one of two or three (primary). Only one really stood out though.

    Mike
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  10. #10
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    Joe

    Sep 2007
    Long Beach, California
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    Re: Southern California treasure hunt

    You know..when it's Free I'm gonna play it...keeps the old gray matter in condition. But at $10 per hunt I don't think so...unless there is more than one person's word that this is completely fair.

    Anyways I think I know the general area and maybe I'll take a little look in person and see what I can find <smile>.
    Regards, Joe (California)

  11. #11

    Apr 2007
    Anaheim, Ca.
    DFX
    86

    Re: Southern California treasure hunt

    I'm a little skeptical too, but we'll see who wins, if legit maybe they WANT someone like a regular here to win for the promo reasons?? Wish there was more info on the company or people doing this.

    gollum: I took the triangle thing to mean that it wasn't within it, because it was called "bermuda" like things disappear, or it's empty. Just a different look at it I geuss.

    I "think" I have it figured so far......................... but I sure have bounced around so far........

    Good luck!
    Paul

  12. #12
    us
    Feb 2006
    GARRETT PRO
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    Re: Southern California treasure hunt

    Do I hear the 'Shark' theme tune playing in the background?

    Dum-dum.
    Dum-dum.
    Dum-dum.
    The more one learns the more he understands his ignorance. I am simply an ignor ant man trying to lessen his ignorance
    Those with the most birthdays live the longest

  13. #13
    Charter Member
    om
    Jan 2006
    SoCal
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    Re: Southern California treasure hunt

    OKAY! How many people besides me think this thing is absolute BS?

    Maybe I missed something, but I can't for the life of me get how ANYONE would have gotten the movie "Reds" from the clue "A little ditty with Jack and Diane. Jack had the proper nomenclature."

    I can believe everything up to that point.

    They state that the winner is Catherine. No other information.

    I would be very leery about dropping even $10 in their future hunts.

    It's not just that, but add with it, the fact that I got zero replies asking them to give more information about themselves, and the fact that they would have to get 1000 people in drop $10 just to break even on the first two hunts. They don't have any advertisers, nor do they look like a site to generate publicity for something bigger.

    No sour grapes. If they are on the up and up, more power to them. I just kind of lost interest, when I got no replies to any of the emails and PM's.

    Best-Mike
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  14. #14
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    Joe

    Sep 2007
    Long Beach, California
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    Re: Southern California treasure hunt

    "little diddy, about Jack and Diane
    2 American kids growin up, in the heartland.
    Jacky gonna be a football star
    Diane's debutante backseat of Jacky's car

    Suckin' on chili dogs outside the tasty freeze.
    Diane sittin' on Jacky's lap, got his hands between her knees
    Jacky say, "Hey Diane, let's run off 'hind a shady tree..."

    From the lyrics of Mellencamp's song.

    THIS is what I got...SHADY TREE and Tastee Freez AND I think my interpretation fits better.

    YEAH I think it's BS...until and unless I hear otherwise.

    HH Joe
    Regards, Joe (California)

  15. #15
    Charter Member
    om
    Jan 2006
    SoCal
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    Re: Southern California treasure hunt

    I didn't find anything relative to the hunt in the song or about John Mellencamp.

    What I got was "John had the proper nomenclature". In the song, John is always called Jackie. Jackie in Spanish is Joaquin. Just North of Rattlesnake Reservoir is Little Joaquin Valley.

    It was just outside the triangle, and more than 50,000 feet from Angel Stadium.

    The thing that still kills me is that they kept talking about the Old Prospector. That kept me thinking that the clues were referring to prospecting or western stuff, not modern movies.

    To most prospectors, "ginnin fer gold" means dry washing. That "spring of '42" connection to "the summer of '42" crap is PURE BS.

    Even after a day to think about it, I don't buy that someone would make that connection as explained on the website. Just doesn't make sense to me. I mean, I understand how it fits, but just don't buy that someone made that connection. Too tenuous.

    Best-Mike
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