C. J. Stevens and his wife, Stella, began panning for gold on the Swift River in Oxford County in 1978, and this would lead to a host of other treasure-related explorations in Maine. They collected minerals, stalked Revolutionary War artifacts along the Arnold Trail, and metal detected for a variety of caches. Each search was sparked by the thrill of anticipation. As they explored a new world they became more proficient in finding gold and gems. This changed both their lives. Stella quit her office job and used their findings to launch a profitable craft business called "Maine Gold." C. J. became intrigued by the diversity and ingenuity of the personalities committed to treasure hunting. His memoir promises a captivating experience for the reader. 2005 paperback, 286 pages.