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Posted on 07/01/2012 6:03:48 PM PDT by OL Hickory
Family tradition has it that my grandfather buried numerous hoards throughout the township, however we have only one set of clues. Whenever I searched for the hoard I usually swept the area with a metal detector in case any other treasures happened to be near. My father, who I believe was in the know, said that the location of the hoard was a clue to finding other buried caches - one of them in a barrow containing my grandfather!
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Around York, or further east?
“one of them in a barrow containing my grandfather!”
I advise you to pass the barrow by on the west side, should you chance to stray near it.
This is of VITAL IMPORTANCE—If anyone finds the barrow containing Grandfather, DO NOT, under ANY circumstances, open that barrow except during the brightness of day while not in any shade but instead under non clouded direct sunlight. Your life may depend upon that.
At least that’s what the legend says. Plus, you’re reading this caution on the Internet—so it must be true.
Well, its on the very reliable internet, so there is little to no chance that this is just a prank...
I go on that site a lot and they find some incredible stuff. I have personally seen large caches of silver coins and silver rounds found here in Colorado. Some guys digging a water line trench in Alamosa found someone’s jar of Silver dollars. It was common practice to bury stashes of gold and silver coins in chicken coups and coal bins or under fence posts or large trees. There are metal detectorists who look for nothing else. I prefer to hunt for old coins dropped in yards and along parkway strips. The finds are more frequent, but finding a mason jar full of gold coins would be an awesome experience.
There are even guys who go out looking for meteorites. One was found by a couple with a metal detector in a dry wash near Salida, Colorado a few years back. It turned out to be a rare type and was worth several hundred thousand dollars.
I’m not putting down personal treasure hunting, but I don’t trust “clues” from websites.
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Thanks OL Hickory.
That is truly hilarious.
You’re right. I used to go out with my father in law.
Did you ever find anything good? I have heard that the reason
it is so addictive is the random rewards. You find a lot of
just trash but every once in a while you find something
really great. It’s like the slot machine. You keep playing
because on the next pull of the lever you might hit the
jackpot. My moment came a couple years ago in a small town
park when I dug an art deco style white gold Masonic ring.
It was an antique. Then another time I found an Army general
service button from the civil war era next to a sidewalk in
During my career I entered and exited an untold number of elevators. I always look down at the entry entering or exiting to make sure the box and the floor are aligned. I have found some amazing pieces of jewelry there in the tracks of the door channels. Once found a broach with red rubies and green emeralds in the shape of a strawberry. It was in a parking lot at the curb. I thought it looked like nice costume jewelry, but it turned out to be an antique piece. I once counted thirty two gold chains in my collection of all lengths and sizes and karats. Gave them all away ... the jewelry too, except that strawberry broach, it was a gift to a special Lady.
... Donation to a Convent.
“Did you ever find anything good?”
2nd week into the metal detecting hobby I found a 1794 liberty cap large cent...I have been hooked for the last 3 years....I love this hobby!!
If you live near either ocean (pacific is best) the best time to go out metal detecting is right after a big storm...Was talking to a guy in California working at the edges of the ocean had found already that day a diamond ring....storms stir up a lot of treasure in the ocean...
We don’t have anything that old here. 1850’s is about the oldest. Still there are a lot of silver coins out there to be found.
Not really. We were in central Florida so there wasn’t a lot of old things. We found a number of coins from the thirties in what used to be a school yard. But like you say, you never know what the next beep will bring.
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