18 October 2010

Gold At Confederate Prison



My last hunt yielded nothing but nails, but I'll be going back to the same location soon after adjusting my detector and, possibly, trying out a new detector. I'll "keep you posted."

Follow up to this video here. You never know what secrets the ground beneath your feet hold.

9 comments:

Dick Stanley said...

Most likely bones. We all seem to live upon a vast graveyard.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Hello Dick. No, don't think so. Metal detectors don't read bones. ;o)

13thBama said...

There was a show on last night covering a group of guys that had followed Jesse James' Knights of the Golden Circle treasure and "paycheck" caches. They actually found a mason jar full of period (1880s) silver and gold coins. Very interesting stuff.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

13B - I read this book about the same subject a a few years ago:

Rebel Gold: One Man's Quest to Crack the Code Behind the Secret Treasure of the Confederacy

It's quite fascinating.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

13B - was that a History Channel program?

13thBama said...

I believe so. This looks like it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1545112/plotsummary

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Actually, this is the book I've read:

"Shadow of the Sentinel: One Man's Quest to Find the Hidden Treasure of the Confederacy"

Though I think its the same book w/a different title. The authors are the same, nonetheless, it's quite interesting and a good read.

13thBama said...

The term "Sentinel" shows up in your video. But I don't think they are the same guy.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

No, they're not.