Chron.com – Houston Chronicle
By MARY FLOOD Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle
Dec. 30, 2008
“Treasure hunter Nathan Smith testified today that he not only used Google to spot a buried treasure in South Texas but he also checks updated satellite images to monitor whether anyone else is snooping around the possible loot.
Smith, a 39-year-old musician from Los Angeles, was on the stand for the second day in a trial to determine whether he has title to what may be a 19th century boat and its supposed cargo of gold and silver along the Texas Gulf coast. This case is one step in a long process to get permission to dig, then there will be more legal fights over who owns anything he finds.”