Nov 21, 2012, 12:00 PM
In the news: jars of gold dust found in attic
Sorry about those advertising links. I tried to delete them but they won't go away!$300,000 In Gold Dust Found In Sacramento Home During HVAC Installation « CBS Sacramento
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento homeowners called for what was going to be an expensive new heating and air system but ending up striking gold.
Workers installing the equipment found a secret gold stash hidden away in the house.
They pride on customer service at Clark & Rush, but this is one guarantee they say they can’t make, finding gold on every house call. The total value of what they found was $300,000 worth of gold. The total cost of the HVAC installation was around $6,500.
After hundreds and hundreds of HVAC installations, Steve Ottley said the jackpot discovery was one of a kind.
“I still can’t believe it today,” he said. “It’s unreal. We kind of just looked at each other and said ‘wow’.”
Back in September, beneath the floor grill of an older home, Steve and his partner discovered 12 baby food jars filled to the brim with gold dust.
“I looked at it and said, ‘I think that’s gold,’” he said.
Clark & Rush has been in Sacramento for 50 years and they’re celebrating their golden anniversary. But don’t expect a guarantee of “gold after every installation.”
“That’s one promise we can’t make, but I can say this, the integrity and professionalism of Clark & Rush, every time we find this type of thing, we are always trustworthy and upfront,” Mark Thyne said.
Where the gold came from is still a mystery. The lucky homeowners didn’t want to be part of the story, but we’re told they’re handling their new gold just fine.
And in a moment of honesty, Steve told us for a split-second he considered sneaking off with the golden discovery.
“I’ve had similar incidents happened to me where jewelry and gold was taken from me,” he said.
Believe it or not, this isn’t the first time this has happened at Clark and Rush. Back in the 1980s workers discovered $25,000 worth of gold coins.
Nov 21, 2012, 12:04 PM
Basically a mole that can read maps and use a detector.
Makes one wonder how many of these we do NOT hear about.
Critical Recovery Midwest
Nov 21, 2012, 05:12 PM
The homeowners better pray their address does not become public. If it does, you can bet every relative of every previous owner (and their lawyers) will be knocking on the door claiming the gold. I will bet we have not heard the last of this story.
Last edited by wyeast64; Nov 21, 2012 at 05:14 PM.
Nov 21, 2012, 07:26 PM
A few years back, contractors were remodeling an apartment over a wharf side restaurant, into a B & B, formerly an Eureka California bordello.
They found pouches of gold dust and nuggets hidden in the walls.
Eureka, located north of San Francisco, on the northern Redwood Coast, was founded in the mid-1800's. Doubling as a fishing harbor and shipping center, Eureka hosted numerous travelers from the local gold fields, and from Alaska...
Nov 22, 2012, 12:26 PM
too many hobbies...
I've been there!!! A few years back we stopped there overnight on a cross country trip. Beautiful costal area, with gold mines close by.
Originally Posted by stefen
Last edited by Sheldon J; Nov 23, 2012 at 11:19 AM.
Nov 25, 2012, 05:46 PM
Year back, beer bottles filled with nuggets and gold dust was found buried in an abandoned minors shack on Catalina Island, 24 miles from Los Angeles Ca.
Not sure of the amount found or if the finders were able to keep the goodies...
Nov 26, 2012, 04:52 PM
Who end up with the gold dust? I smell a law suit.
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