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    Treasure Hunting, by Harold T. Wilkins

    Treasure Hunting: The Treasure Hunter’s Own Book of Land Caches and Bullion Wrecks
    Wilkins, Harold T.
    Glorieta, NM: The Rio Grande Press, Inc.
    Copyright 1939
    1989, Reprint. A Rio Grande Classic first published in 1939
    Soft cover, Original Preface and Foreword not included in reprint, 394 pages
    ISBN 0-87380-169-5
    6.0 x 9.0 inches

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    Mr. Wilkins was a prolific writer of treasure hunting books:
    1. Hunting Hidden Treasures, 1929
    2. Modern Buried Treasure Hunters, 1934
    3. Captain Kidd and His Skeleton Island. 1937
    4. Pirate Treasure, 1937
    5. Treasure Hunting, 1939
    6. Panorama of Treasure Hunting, 1940


    Treasure tales from around the world. Chapter 8 contains several North America treasure tales, including east coast pirate treasure,
    Jean Lafitte’s treasure, and the Pegleg Smith lost black encrusted gold nuggets.

    I. Mysteries of Davy Jones’s Graveyard
    II. The Riddle of the Incas’ Lost Trails
    III. Mysteries and Myths of Cocos Island
    IV. Old Mexico’s Dark Houses
    V. Gold Beetles of the Spanish Main
    VI. Cracking Davy Jones’s Locker
    VII. Australasia’s Hidden Gold
    VIII. North America’s “Money Lights”
    IX. Mother Asia’s Mystic Treasure Vaults
    X. Doubloon Islands in Desert Seas
    XI. Africa — Khan Kanaka!
    XII. Secrets of Europe’s Subterranean Caches
    XIII. Diving Sixty-Six Fathoms for the Egypt’s Gold

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    aw11mr2 has posted a great deal of useful information on treasure hunting books. Well played!

    Wilkins was a fiction writer - prolific, as you state, but not reliable. After Bob McCoy reprinted this one he asked me about another - I went through it quite carefully and it was riddled with errors, mistakes, and material Mr. Wilkins flat made up. For example, he drew the "treasure maps" in Captain Kidd's Skeleton Island.

    Later in life Wilkins left treasure hunting for the universe of flying saucers and paranormal events. He also wrote a pamphlet on the mystery of the Mary Celeste - possibly the most unreliable work on that fascinating topic ever published, and that is saying a lot.

    Good luck to all,

    The Old Bookaroo
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    I had this book; interesting reading--accurate or not.

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    I think I got the book because it had a story of Drake's dumping 40,000 somethings on Cano Island, South America
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    Mr. Wilkins could write - no question about that. There's a good reason so many of his books were published. They can be entertaining.

    Good luck to all,

    The Old Bookaroo
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