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Lost Treasure In Georgia

Updated on February 8, 2010

Lost Treasures

I've always been fascinated with stories of lost treasures. Georgia has many wonderful stories of lost gold. Over the years I have read and heard many of these wonderful stories. One story I heard a couple of years ago was the story about a cave near Toccoa, Georgia that's filled with gold.

The Story

They say about 10 minutes from Toccoa, Georgia there's a pile of gold nuggets in a cave. The story goes that a bus driver, on the Atlanta to Charlotte run, befriended an Old Cherokee Indian. As a token of the Indians appreciation for all the bus driver had done for him the Indian took the bus driver to a cave filled with gold. The Indian let the bus driver take as many gold nuggets as he could carry. The bus driver was blind folded to and from the cave. But before the bus driver put the blindfold back on he looked at his watch. When he was dropped back off at the bus station in Toccoa he looked at his watch again. It had taken them 10 minutes to get from the cave to the bus station. The bus driver tried to relocate the cave but he never did. Many treasure hunters have tried to find this cave but none of them have been successful.

My Treasure Hunting Finds

I don't live that far from Toccoa but have never went searching for the lost gold. I did buy a metal detector a few years ago. I haven't found that much. I usually find junk. I've cleaned my dad's yard pretty good. I don't think he has any old metal left buried in his yard. Some of the old metal I found in the yard was old farm equipment and old car parts. How they got buried in the yard I do not know. I've also found old toys and things like that. I found an old toy car and an old toy gun once. One day I even found two dimes and eleven pennies all in one hole. My husband found a button from a civil war uniform a couple of months ago. Its always exciting when your metal detecting. You really never know what your going to find.

Find Buried Gold

Someone told me once how to find buried gold. They said to find an old birch tree. It has to be at least 160 years old or older. Climb it and look for carvings. If you find a carving of a triangle with a dot in the middle then you've found one corner of the triangle. All you have to do is find the other two trees with the same carvings on them. Then start digging in the middle of that triangle. That should be where the gold is buried. If you find a carving of a diamond with a dot in the middle then that means the gold is buried near that tree.

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      nancy_30 6 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you Diane and shirley for visiting and commenting on my hub. I've heard stories of people who found gold in the creeks around Ellijay. My dad also told me his dad found gold in the creek near his house. Not really sure about the Toccoa creeks, but I think there's still a lot of gold left here in North Georgia.

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      shirley 6 years ago

      I also grew up in toccoa but I never heard of gold being found around toccoa. can someone tell me if there is gold at the creeks

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      Diane 6 years ago

      I used to live in Toccoa, but was not aware at the time of treasures. I know where there is a cave, but I think I'll keep that to myself. I was also at another site where treasure is burried, but did not know that at that time either! Duh! Maybe I'll go back for a visit!

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      s_1960 7 years ago

      I've wanted to search for it but didn't want to do it alone. It would probably be better in the fall because the location is heavily wooded (& most likely full of snakes!) My dad used to tell me stories about it.

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      nancy_30 7 years ago from Georgia

      s_1960 thank you for your comment. That's so cool. Have you ever searched for it? I first heard this story from one of my husband's friends. He also grew up in Toccoa. He said he searched for it a couple of times when he was younger.

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      s_1960 7 years ago

      I actually think that I may know where the gold is. I grew up in Toccoa and I'm very familiar with the legends.

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      nancy_30 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you for commenting prasetio. Lost treasures make me curious too.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Nice information. I like something about treasure. It make me curious. Thanks

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      nancy_30 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for commenting leigia. I wouldn't mind having a few palm trees. We have a lot of pine trees up here.

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      leigia67 7 years ago

      I don't think we have any birch trees in Florida :< But then what do I know - the only tree I can ecognize is a palm tree!

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      nancy_30 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you for commenting Pamela. I've lived here my whole life. It's a great place.

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      Nancy, I love that part of GA. My husband was born in Atlanta and we used to go up north in the mountains to all the smaller towns. I never hunted for gold but I didn't know the trick of looking for the tree marking! Good hub.

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      nancy_30 7 years ago from Georgia

      Lets do it Habee. It would be nice to find a cave full of gold nuggets.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Nancy, lets hook up and look for the lost treasure together! lol

      I've always wanted a metal detector!