Forrest Fenn, 89, who made the hunt, said on Sunday that a man who, didn't want his name released, found the chest a couple of days ago.
Fenn presented hints on the fortune's whereabouts on the web and in a 24-line sonnet that was distributed in his 2010 personal history 'The Thrill of the Chase'.
Several thousands have pursued futile to see the bronze chest accepted as loaded up with gold coins, gems and other important things.
In any event five individuals have passed on attempting to locate the concealed fortune.
A bronze chest loaded up with gold, gems, and different resources worth more than $1 million and shrouded 10 years prior some place in the Rocky Mountain wild has been found, as indicated by a celebrated craftsmanship and relics authority who made the fortune chase.
Forrest Fenn, 89, told the Santa Fe New Mexican on Sunday that a man who didn't need his name discharged - however was from 'back East' - found the chest a couple of days prior and the revelation was affirmed by a photo the man sent him.
'It was under a shade of stars in the lavish, forested vegetation of the Rocky Mountains and had not moved from the spot where I concealed it over 10 years prior,' Fenn said in an announcement on his site Sunday that despite everything didn't uncover the specific area.
'I don't have the foggiest idea about the individual who discovered it, yet the sonnet in my book drove him to the exact spot.'
Fenn presented pieces of information on the fortune's whereabouts on the web and in a 24-line sonnet that was distributed in his 2010 collection of memoirs 'The Thrill of the Chase.'
Many thousands have pursued futile across remote corners of the U.S. West for the bronze chest accepted to be loaded up with gold coins, gems and other important things.
Many quit their business to commit themselves to the inquiry and others drained their life investment funds. At any rate five individuals passed on scanning for it, the latest being in March when Michael Sexson, 53, from Deer Park kicked the bucket.
Fenn, who lives in Santa Fe, said he stuffed and repacked his money box for over 10 years, sprinkling in gold residue and including many uncommon gold coins and gold pieces. Pre-Columbian creature figures went in, alongside ancient 'reflections' of pounded gold, old Chinese countenances cut from jade and antique gems with rubies and emeralds.
He said he shrouded the fortune as an approach to entice individuals to get into the wild and allow them to dispatch a good old experience and endeavor for wealth.
Fenn revealed to The New Mexican in 2017 that the chest gauges 20 pounds (9 kilograms) and its substance gauge another 22 pounds (10 kilograms).
He said he conveyed the chest to its concealing spot without anyone else more than two separate excursions.
Asked how he felt since the fortune has been found, Fenn stated: 'I don't have the foggiest idea, I feel mostly sort of happy, mostly sort of pitiful on the grounds that the pursuit is finished.'
'I praise the a great many individuals who partook in the hunt and expectation they will keep on being drawn by the guarantee of different disclosures,' he said on his site.
Key components referenced in the sonnet are 'warm waters end,' 'the blast,' 'ravine down' and 'home of Brown' – which are all not entirely clear via searchers, who have followed them to tourist spots across Colorado, New Mexico, Montana and Wyoming.
One of the significant pieces of information is that it's at an area that was reachable by a man 79 years of age, which was Forrest's age when he shrouded the chest.
What's more, he rushed to call attention to that he's never said it's 'covered;' rather, he accentuates that it's 'covered up'.
In a meeting with the DailyMail.com in 2018, Fenn disclosed why he chose to shroud the abundance.
'I had a few thought processes,' Fenn said. 'As a matter of first importance, we were going into a downturn – loads of individuals losing their positions. I needed to give a few people trust. Hopelessness was composed everywhere throughout the paper title texts.
'What's more, also, we're an overweight society – I think in this nation, however the world,' says Fenn, who ran a fruitful Santa Fe craftsmanship display with his better half for a long time.
'So I needed to get the children from their electronic contraptions … and out into the daylight, out into the mountains, climbing, angling, picnicking – and anything other than the lounge chair. Escape the game room.'
Notwithstanding the enigmatic sonnet and clues in his diary, Fenn has neglected a couple of subtleties throughout the years – saying the fortune is at any rate 8.25 miles north of Santa Fe and that it's over a rise of 5,000 feet.