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Ever dream of finding buried treasure? In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, real-life treasure hunters like the two small-time prospectors who risked their lives in the Canadian tundra, and found one of the world's biggest diamond mines. Also, hunting for dinosaur bones in the Gobi desert. And how to join in the armchair treasure hunting craze.
Leigh and Leslie Keno are identical twin brothers and antiques appraisers. They've worked for Christie's and Sotheby's in New York and appear frequently on the PBS program, "Antiques Roadshow." www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/roadshow The Keno brothers are also the authors of "Hidden Treasures: Searching for Masterpieces of American Furniture." They talk with Jim Fleming about their lifelong love affair with treasure hunting. Also, Shaun Whitehead is a veteran treasure hunter. He's also the author of a current unsolved hunt called "Smuggler's Gold". Shaun tells Anne Strainchamps about his quests for treasure and his treasure-hunting club. Shaun's club welcomes American members. The web address is www.treasureclub.net.
Journalist Kevin Krajick is the author of the book, "Barren Lands." It tells the story of geologists Chuck Fipke and Stew Blusson, a couple of small-time prospectors who went looking for diamonds in the Canadian tundra. As Krajick tells Jim Fleming, they found everything they could have possibly wished for. Also, Michael Novacek is a paleontologist at the American Museum of Natural History. He's also the author of "Time Traveler: In Search of Dinosaurs and Ancient Mammals from Montana to Mongolia." Novacek talks with Steve Paulson about some of his most famous discoveries.
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Thomas Moore is a psychologist and philosopher. He's also the author of the best-selling book, "The Care of the Soul". Moore has just published the companion volume. It's called "The Soul's Religion: Cultivating A Profoundly Spiritual Way of Life." He talks to Anne Strainchamps about the spiritual meaning of treasure hunting.
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