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  1. #1
    us
    Sep 2011
    Columbia, SC
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    Ft. Snelling Hoard FOUND!!

    Sorry but I thought I'd post this as it has already been found.
    I was an Army Recruiter in Brooklyn Center, MN. in 1987 and was at that time a water searcher. I searched the Lakes of Harriet, Calhoun and Nokomis and really made out like a bandit...Silver coins (over 1000), Rings, Bracelets, Chains (over 1500) in a two year period.
    Sometime in 1987 I was about to search for a $5000 hoard supposedly buried near a creek somewhere near the Old Soldiers Home at Ft. Snelling, by ...who else but...AN OLD SOLDIER. I never Got The CHANCE!!!
    I read about 2 boys who were playing in a creek bed that was running just a trickle, near the OSH. One of them saw a cylinder sticking out of the bank and they removed it and took it home.
    Dad saw it and they took it to Metal Detectors of Minneapolis where it was determined to be an Artillery Cannister..PLUGGED OFF.
    They removed the plug and VOILA! Out spilled $5000 in silver and gold coin.
    SO SORRY GUYS ... IT HAS BEEN FOUND!!
    Clint
    Faber est suae quisque fortunae

  2. #2
    Kentucky Kache

    Re: Ft. Snelling Hoard FOUND!!

    That's a heartbreaker. But don't quit, there's more out there.

  3. #3
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    Tuberale

    May 2010
    Portland, Oregon
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    Re: Ft. Snelling Hoard FOUND!!

    Thanks for posting this deepsky48. Just for curiosity's sake, how did you hear about the cache in the first place?

  4. #4
    us
    Sep 2011
    Columbia, SC
    Minelab CTX 3030 and AT Pro
    13
    2 times

    Re: Ft. Snelling Hoard FOUND!!

    Tuberale, sorry for the delay in reply...was off the grid.
    I read about it in 1981 in a book on treasure caches by that fellow that writes most of the ghost town type books (cannot remember his name), but when I was an Army recruiter in Minneapolis, I read about the discovery in the local paper. Verified it with the owner of Metal Detectors of Minneapolis.

    Clint
    Faber est suae quisque fortunae

 

 

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