It seems that almost everyone can hope to stumble some day over a buried pot of gold, and from the look of Titler's maps almost every square mile of American territory contains at least one lost treasure. Alas, Titler is less interested in helping us strike pay dirt than in working up a few chills over the nasty deeds of pirates Jean Lafitte and Blackbeard (""If you ever dig for Blackbeard's treasure. . . look out for the ghost of his wife"") and in making us gasp over the near miss of World War II veterans Jones and Mays who almost recovered a fortune in gold ingots from an abandoned mine. The tale of the Arizona ""Mine That Drives Men Loco"" warns of what can happen to the unlucky victims of gold fever; a grain of salt should protect map and mystery buffs against any ill effects.