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    Spent a few hours at my library today and came across Michael Steely’s fascinating 1995 book Swift’s Silver Mines and Related Appalachian Treasures. I wonder if he posts here on TNet ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by mical66 View Post
    This may be totally Garbage but this would be the place to find out i think so here goes.

    I moved to east tennessee 23 years ago and was told this story by my brother in law who tried then to get me to go in with him and buy a metal detector and a couple pistols ( for the snakes of course ) and help him find the lost silver mine .
    story goes, years ago a old man living up in the mountains claimed while he was out hunting he was following a rabbit he had shot and was crawling in some brush and found a small cave , thinking the rabbit went in he went in after it and found a good size cave , after further inspection found silver and set to minning it .
    story says he even smelted and made his own coins to show people he was telling the truth, it was said many people tried to follow him but he took a different route every time and no one ever found where he went . when he died he had a bag of coins under his bed .

    now i find it hard to believe this old man smelted and made his own coins , so it sounds like total hog wash to me . but stranger things have happend .

    Has anyone else heard anything about this or like it ? just for my piece of mind
    Yes. It's true. During the Civil War, it was learned later on, that the South's musket balls were about 40% silver. Numerous people have been search for the mine sources. Look for lead(Ph) mines.
    Last edited by embrym; Sep 11, 2019 at 11:24 PM.
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