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  1. #1

    May 2010
    Portland, Oregon
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    Alton, Illinois caches found

    Treasure Hunting Annual Volume 1, p. 67, includes a cache found by Roy Volker in November, 1978 at Alton, Illinois. Roy wrote about this cache here, calling the article "BLIND LUCK, from the forthcoming book, "TREASURES FOUND part 1."

    Voker states the property had several caches, at least two of which had already been located. The first was found after a retired streetcar conductor, who told of burying several caches of coins on the property, died during the Great Depression. After the conductor died, his wife found one cache.

    After to agreeing to 25% of whatever was found, Volker travelled to Alton where he met 3 other detector users. The next few hours passed without much happening. The Volker got a good loud signal near a tree on the property, and started digging. He eventually recovered a large box containing 10, 769 coins. Included were 4,612 dimes, 3,154 quarters, 3,003 half dollars: for a total of $3,115.70 in mostly Barber coins! In case you were wondering, Volker says the box and coins weighed 235 pounds, including 3,055 troy ounces of silver.

    At the current price of $18.32/ounce at Kitco.com, this cache would have been worth $55, 967.60!

    And there's always the question: did they find it all?

  2. #2
    Let's go diggin!!!

    Dec 2009
    G P, Illinois
    361 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Re: Alton, Illinois caches found

    If I lived close to Alton I would be looking!!

  3. #3
    Feb 2009
    Southern and Central Illinois
    Tesoro Lobo St, Compadre
    2 times

    Re: Alton, Illinois caches found

    i live about a hour from alton thanx for the post
    I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.  HH  Joe Hoo?  Southern and Central Illinois

  4. #4
    May 2008
    Teknetics T2SE, GARRETT GTI 2500, Garrett Infinium
    828 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Alton, Illinois caches found

    How deep?

    "A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything." Friedrich Nietzsche

    "You ask where I live. I cannot tell you. I am a Voyageur, a Chicot, sir. I live everywhere. My grandfather was a voyageur; he died while on a voyage. My father was a voyageur; he died while on a voyage. I will also die while en route, and another Chicot will take my place. Such is our course of life."

  5. #5
    Nov 2007
    Staunton IL 62088
    White MXT.
    6 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I am about 30 minutes from Alton. Anyone interested?

  6. #6

    May 2013
    Quote Originally Posted by sgriffith59 View Post
    I am about 30 minutes from Alton. Anyone interested?
    I will go anytime com get me I lost my license. but I'll pay the trip o need a partner to hunt with I do a lot of night hunting to I think I'm the only one who does this lol
    Last edited by dreifurst; May 16, 2013 at 03:14 PM.

  7. #7

    Apr 2013
    14 times
    I'm 2 hours north



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