ESPAÑOLA, N.M. (KRQE) - An Española family is seeking protection for an out of state gold hunter who claims to have found gold on their land.
The hunt for gold in the areas north of Santa Fe have really heated up in the last year because of a book by Forrest Fenn which alludes to a treasure chest full of gold and other valuables hidden somewhere in the mountains.
According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, a man named Gale Roberts from Wyoming claims he's found gold and has been seeking permission to dig for it on private land on the Black Mesa.
The Cook family, who owns the land, says after denying Roberts access, he began harassing them.
The family is now seeking a restraining order against him.
Other treasure hunters are already facing charges because of what they've done to find treasure in the area, one of which dug underneath a descanso.
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