INDIANA's LOST & BURIED TREASURES, Volume I (Revised Edition)
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INDIANA's LOST & BURIED TREASURES, Volume I (Revised Edition)

The Treasure Hunter's Field Guide for Ghost Towns & Historic Sites, Placer Gold & Diamonds

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INDIANA’s LOST & BURIED TREASURES, Volume I (Revised Edition): The Treasure Hunter’s Field Guide is the indispensable guidebook and operator’s manual for:


·     Treasure Hunters

·     Prospectors

·     Metal Detectorists

·     Ghost Town Buffs

·     History Enthusiasts

·     Tourists

·     Travelers


Each of the 77 county-by-county listings included within Volume I of INDIANA’s LOST & BURIED TREASURES 386 pages feature a map with colored numerals individually keyed to each narrative entry of lost and buried treasures, placer gold and diamonds, ghost towns, and historic sites, along with accurate latitude and longitude map coordinates for both the narrative targets and adjacent towns or other physical elements; a feature of immeasurable value for quickly and accurately pinpointing site locations.         


The preamble chapter entitled I. BEFORE YOU DIG outlines rules, regulations, and laws pertaining to digging for treasure and prospecting in the state of Indiana while the APPENDICES A & B include related Indiana Department of Natural Resources regulations for Public Use of Natural and Recreational Areas and Indiana Prospecting Regulations. The chapter entitled II. TREASURE HUNTING ETIQUETTE discusses metal detecting, digging procedures, and etiquette, including the Metal Detectorists’ Code of Ethics. Also included are Chapters III. INDIANA ROAD MAP and IV. INDIANA COUNTY MAP.


Not only is INDIANA’s LOST & BURIED TREASURES, Volume I an invaluable resource for Indiana residents, but treasure hunters, prospectors, metal detectorists, and tourists from other locations, especially the adjacent states of Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, and Kentucky, will find its pages jam-packed with solid information, travel directions, tips, and hints for pursuing their hobbies in Indiana.

This INDIANA Field Guide is a Must-Have for the Treasure Hunter, Prospector, Metal Detectorist, Ghost Town Buff, and History Enthusiast!


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Cotter Bass
Cotter Bass

Cotter Bass is an 84 year-old retired architect/writer/photographer. Cotter and his wife Violet have been married for more than 60 years and currently reside in Greenwood, Indiana. Having raised two sons and one daughter, they and are proud grandparents of eight grandchildren. Cotter enjoys the outdoors, especially fishing and golf. In addition to writing, much of Cotter's time is spent in the pursuit of trout and bass, playing golf, and photography.

Cotter has been writing for more than 50 years. The majority of his early work targeted fishing and related outdoor subjects. Cotter penned angling columns for several regional newspapers and eventually secured a monthly trout column with the angling publication FishingPA.

KILLING FIELDS OF WORLD WAR I, ECHOES of SLAVERY - Volume I, ECHOES of SLAVERY - Volume II, FUDGE!, IDENTITY THEFT, How To Start Your Own Profitable HOME-BASED BUSINESS, ANTI-CRIME MEASURES, BEST GOLF TIP EVER, FRAUD PROTECTION FOR SENIORS, THE BARLOW BOYS MEET THE ALLAGASH GHOST, and The Treasure Hunter's Field Guide To INDIANA'S LOST & BURIED TREASURE are some of Cotter’s published works. In addition to Volumes I and III of the KILLING FIELDS TRILOGY, Cotter is presently working on a collection of Civil War soldier's letters entitled DEAR MOTHER. His latest book, REMEMBERING SLAVERY, is complete and available for review and purchase.

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