$1 Million Worth of Gold, Silver Up for Grabs This Summer
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(Kitco News) - One million dollars’ worth of gold and silver will be hidden throughout North America this summer, with round two of the real-life treasure hunt, GoldHunt, nearing its launch.
GoldHunt’s first event challenged the people of Edmonton, Vancouver, and Calgary to locate three hidden treasure chests, and three lucky winners walked away with $100,000 worth of gold and silver each.
Now, the organizers are extending that invitation to seven more cities in North America.
In each city, a chest containing $100,000 worth of gold and silver is hidden and residents are invited to channel their inner pirate and search for the treasure. Participants must purchase a map to take part, and this time around, GoldHunt has presented an offer to upgrade the map that allows participants to claim “epic loot” along the way – which range from toys to tech – for an additional cost.
On July 27, the treasure hunt revisits Edmonton, Vancouver, and Calgary, with the prize hidden in each city. It will then make its way further east towards the cities of Winnipeg, Halifax, and Hamilton, inviting residents search for the hidden treasure starting August 31.
Then, on September 14, the Edmonton-based company will be venturing out to unfamiliar territory, taking the “original, real-life $100k treasure hunt” to the United States for the very first time. Texans will have the chance to hunt for treasure in four major cities: Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.
Since the success of the first round in June – with all three treasures being located in one week – GoldHunt has drummed up excitement for the second round. Just like last time, however, the company is using the hashtag #NoShovel to warn participants that no actual digging is required to locate the treasure, as the chests are above ground, not buried.
“This is an opportunity of skill; people can use their wits to solve clues and find treasure,” said Chris Cromwell, spokesperson for GoldHunt, in an interview with CTV Calgary. He challenged participants to locate this batch of treasure chests faster than the first round, as one Edmonton family had managed to track down a chest just 20 hours after the hunt was initiated.