“It was under a canopy of stars in the lush, forested vegetation of the Rocky Mountains and had not moved from the spot where I hid it more than 10 years ago," said Fennin a statement on his website. "I do not know the person who found it, but the poem in my book led him to the precise spot. I congratulate the thousands of people who participated in the search and hope they will continue to be drawn by the promise of other discoveries. So the search is over. Look for more information and photos in the coming days."
The 89-year-old war veteran and author from Santa Fe said he hid the chest somewhere in the Rocky Mountains back in 2010.
Fenn's cryptic six-stanza poem gave clues to the location of the hidden treasure. He labeled the hunt the "Thrill of the Chase".
Fenn said he will release new information and pictures in the coming days.