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Chile | US treasure hunter criticized after getting permission to use machines to dig in island BR

A reclusive millionaire is facing calls to down tools on his 20-year hunt for billions of dollars worth of buried gold on Robinson Crusoe Island over fears the search will devastate the Unesco protected site.

Bernard Keiser, a Dutch American millionaire based in Chicago, has since 1998 been digging on the remote Chilean island for mythical lost treasure, worth an estimated $10 billion.

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