There might be treasure in the sand at the Imperial Sand Dunes, depending on your idea of treasure.
Volunteers will have a chance to find out this weekend at the third annual South Dunes cleanup.
People find ammunition in the dunes, said Lynne Howard, owner of Pair-A-Dice, a restaurant/store in the South Dunes area.
Gen. George Patton used the desert area from Mexico to Las Vegas during World War II as a bombing range and training area, he said.
There are all kinds of things out there, such as old buses the military used for target practice, Howard said. He said he's heard there are tanks and ammunition buried all over the dunes.
"Patton never took anything out. He left it all here," he said.
If a cleanup volunteer finds something that looks dangerous or looks like old ordnance, the person needs to tell a U.S. Bureau of Land Management ranger, Howard said.