Treasure hunters to gather for celebration in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Searchers fixated with finding a treasure hidden in the mountains north of Santa Fe will converge in the city.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that people are expected to gather Saturday for “Fennboree” and a screening of the documentary, “Fenn’s Searchers.”

The annual gathering is inspired by author Forrest Fenn, who stated in his 2010 memoir that he had hidden a chest containing nearly $2 million in coins.

The treasure has drawn interest for years.

Randy Bilyeu, of Colorado, disappeared in January after telling family he planned to search for it.

Some critics have said the search should be stopped because of the dangerous terrain.

Organizers of “Fennboree” say they will honor Bilyeu with a moment of silence.

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