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Adam Thomlison / TV Media

It's possible that "Cooper's Treasure" will stay buried forever.

There's been no formal announcement of cancellation, but like good treasure hunters, we can follow the clues that are available to get to the truth.

To start with, Discovery hasn't aired a new episode of the series since Aug. 17, 2018 -- that was the end of the second season. 

Three days after that final episode aired, the show's official Facebook page said, "Cooper's Treasure" was "paused for now" (and then suggested that viewers watch a different Discovery treasure-hunting show instead). 

Skip ahead nearly a full year, to Aug. 14, 2019, and Darrell Miklos, star of "Cooper's Treasure," wrote on Twitter that he was moving on. "I'm about to embark on a treasure hunt overseas of a different kind so unlike any other I've been involved [in] yet … I can't wait to tell you all about it!!"

It turns out he was, in fact, able to wait, as he hasn't told us anything about it yet.

"Cooper's Treasure" was a rather innovative entry to the treasure show genre, in that the circumstances behind the hunt were part of the amazing story.

Gordon Cooper, one of the astronauts involved in the legendary Project Mercury program, was in space mapping out nuclear sites, but he ended up producing a treasure map at the same time. According to the show, he passed that map on to his friend Miklos and a team of explorers, who took on the challenge. Sadly, it seems that Discovery may have gotten them to abandon it before its conclusion. 


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