How to go Treasure Hunting in the Texas Panhandle
Treasure hunting in Texas, with the state's rich history, can be a fun and potentially profitable hobby. With the majority of land in the Panhandle of Texas owned by both government and private parties, treasure hunting can be somewhat time consuming in the preparatory phase. Any items of value discovered on any land owned by another party will most likely require the sharing of any income derived from the sale of an item found.
Tips & Warnings
Always check in with a landowner at the end of a days treasure hunt, and be honest showing all items found. Ranchers and farmers in Texas talk with one another routinely, and your hobby could turn into a business by word-of-mouth in the event someone else ma y have lost an expensive item on their property. In some cases, property owners may pay you simply to search for a lost item.
Never dig in a location where signs announce an underground pipe or buried cable. If you sever such a pipe or cable, you will be held liable for cost of repairs in many counties of Texas.