Jul 11, 2012, 03:46 PM
TOCCOA GOLD CAVE
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help!! when I was a kid Me and My dad tracked all over NE Georgia looking for this one back in the 1970'S ,as far as I can tell no one has found it . The story goes like this back in the 1950'S a bus driver by the name Marvin Chambers picked up an old indian walking into town a few times and after they became friends the old Indian who always paid for his goods with gold in town ,told Mr Chambers he wanted to show him something and to meet him after work ,so they got together and the Indian had him put on a blindfold and the Indian drove him to a place within 10 minutes of Toccoa and they walked about 20 minutes up hill to a cave with a stack of 20 or so leather bags full of gold nuggets at the center of the cave and the Indian told him to fill his pockets full of the nuggets for all the help and friendship he had shown to him ,many of Mr Marvins friends saw the nuggets and he even quit his job driving the bus to look for the cave but he never did find it !! I have talked to many people who were alive and living in Toccoa Georgia back then and they remember this happening so I think this is a true story as best as I can tell . My question is does anyone have more info on this story and are any of you working on this treasure legend? all I have are my Dads old notes and the foot work I have done these last 2 years!!! THANKS!!
Jul 11, 2012 03:46 PM
Jul 14, 2012, 09:43 AM
I'm a Toccoa native, 35 yrs old, and I've heard this story since I was a kid and have even went looking for the cave myself. As you stated, there must be at least some truth to this legend, else it wouldn't be so prevalent. Verification of the story is about all of the use I can be to you. However, if you'd like to collaborate on
a team search I'm all in. I'm itching to search the Mountain with my Detector but I'm hesitant since it lies in the Chattahoochee National Forest and they seem to have some pretty lame rules prohibiting Metal Detectors. Also would like to comb for Camp Toccoa relics but, again, I'm a bit wary for the same reason.
Last edited by Josht; Jul 14, 2012 at 09:48 AM.
Jul 21, 2012, 10:45 AM
Yes other than gold panning the National Forest is off limits up here !! and Yes i would like to collaborate on a search i have a few thoughts on its location and you must also because you went looking for it also . i know of a few more old timers still looking for it up around Toccoa falls that hunted this one with my dad back in the day!