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Title: Southern Ontario Money Stash
Post by: GPEX admin on May 09, 2009, 12:58:15 PM
For You Southern Ontario Treasure Hunters

A freebee for you, well, almost, as I anticipate you will honor me with the second most important one found.  You get to keep the best one, and all the rest. Thatís not too much to ask, is it ?  A mere token of accomplishment.

True story - - an old timer living alone, somewhere between the 1940ís and 1950í used to hide his money stash, of which was known to be in the form of coins, in the cracks of the hardhead rocks across the creek from his cabin. He had died and though some of the locals tried to learn exactly where, no one ever found his treasure trove. True !! However, with todayís metal/gold detectors, and a few hours, quite likely you could find it. This came from a good source back then, who knew the old boy, and conveyed the story.

Area - - north of Highway 7, up Highway 41.

Rather than cause a mad rush, Iíll feed this out one at a time. Must have a detector, can devote at least the day for it (a most beautiful drive anyway), can convince me youíll not sit on it but rather formulate positive planning to visit the site, and would be honest enough to share the good news with me. No guarantees, but I do know the story was good. Else I would never have held it in until now.

Any takers ? 
 <-good_>
Title: Re: Southern Ontario Money Stash
Post by: Rookie on May 09, 2009, 01:39:11 PM
Hiya Larry...

I would take you up on it but it would be about a 400km drive for me, one way just to the starting point (Kaladar Ontario)....  :(
Title: Re: Southern Ontario Money Stash
Post by: exanimolm on May 23, 2009, 01:43:18 PM
Ht  I liveclose=e to Kaladar and have used a detector for 30 years. Usually hunting Silver mining dumps and ghost towns. Larry Mc
Title: Re: Southern Ontario Money Stash
Post by: GPEX admin on May 23, 2009, 05:06:40 PM
Hi Larry

Am sending you a personal mail

the other Larry
Title: Re: Southern Ontario Money Stash
Post by: beach_bums on September 27, 2010, 03:39:40 PM
ok shoot me the info im new at detecting sounds like it would make a good day or two trip but what do i got to lose any info would be greatly aprreciated thank you john at [email protected]
Title: Re: Southern Ontario Money Stash
Post by: Detectorman on December 24, 2010, 04:53:51 PM
Any update on this ?

Did anyone go out there for a looksee ?

I am a member of a metal detecting forum and lots of our members are in that area.

I could get someone out there for sure.
Title: Re: Southern Ontario Money Stash
Post by: GPEX admin on December 24, 2010, 09:01:06 PM

Actually Martin, lacking anything positive in the onset, I decided to leave it for my own boys back there.  Boys to be construed as my two sons and my other (self proclaimed by me) son, Dave.  They've all got detectors.  In fact, my oldest boy, now 43, was my detecting partner since way back in '79.   I'm sure the mentioned stash is still there patiently awaiting its finder, I doubt anyone else would even know about it now.  When news available, one of us will be updating.

And always looking for good treasure hunting stories - - got any?
Title: Re: Southern Ontario Money Stash
Post by: Detectorman on December 24, 2010, 10:54:45 PM
Well... I never went out looking for the camp McKinney Gold bars or Slumac's Gold... but I have done okay for myself on the smaller treasures that are found in the parks, schoolyards and sportsfields of the Lower Mainland.

I started metal detecting in March 2009 and have found 19 Gold rings and 7 or 8 other gold items.  In addition... I have found one platinum ring and 50 or 60 silver items.  My cash total for last year was $1050 and I hit $1200 this year.

My best two Gold ring finds were a Victorian signet ring dated 1863 and a Louis Vuitton ring with 33 small cut diamonds.

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I also found a Gold coin... something a very few folks have managed to find in Canada.

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My best coin finds (besides the Gold coin) were an 1884 Morgan dollar that I found in California.

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And an 1844 US large cent that I found in a ghost town here in BC

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Title: Re: Southern Ontario Money Stash
Post by: Detectorman on December 24, 2010, 10:56:36 PM
OOOOPS... the same picture for every entry that I made.

Have to try again I guess... sorry folks.

I will figure it out.
Title: Re: Southern Ontario Money Stash
Post by: Detectorman on December 24, 2010, 11:11:59 PM
Here we go again...

1863 Victorian Gold ring

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Title: Re: Southern Ontario Money Stash
Post by: Detectorman on December 24, 2010, 11:13:40 PM
Hmmmm... gonna take a little more time to figure this out.

Title: Re: Southern Ontario Money Stash
Post by: juu907 on December 24, 2010, 11:33:02 PM
 <-wave->detectorman believe me you are not the first with the problem. just click on choose file it will bring up your docs and downloads files. click on the item you want and click save. it will transfer to a space next the choose file box skip past attachment 1,2,3 or whatever now if you want another pic up skip over to more attachments and click. another choose file box will appear below the last one. repeat this for each pic or file you want to show. took me a month to figure it out and still mess up on occasion. hope this helps. nice finds by the way.  cheers.   jerry
Title: Re: Southern Ontario Money Stash
Post by: juu907 on December 25, 2010, 02:42:58 PM
 <-yahoo_>treasure in a different sorta way. about a month ago two fellows who live above our homestead on the river system decided to see if they could make it into town on the river via snowmachine anyhow two machines lost in about 6ft of very cold water. two wet guys rescued 3 days later.

     last weekend dave one of the guys and a friend went back to the area of the sinking with a metal detector. they found daves machine with the detector in a short time. cut through 12" of ice and retrieved the $12,000 machine. i dont know what the detector was but it was a cheapy of some kind and showed the machine through a foot of ice and 2 or 3 feet of water.

 a $12,000 save i consider that a treasure.   MERRY CHRISTMAS    JERRY
Title: Re: Southern Ontario Money Stash
Post by: Detectorman on December 25, 2010, 03:46:09 PM
I remember reading that story somewhere... those guys are probably lucky to be alive.

Metal detectors will sense very large objects at quite a distance.

That was a good save for sure !!

Title: Re: Southern Ontario Money Stash
Post by: shiningdawn on December 26, 2010, 03:36:37 PM
For You Southern Ontario Treasure Hunters

A freebee for you, well, almost, as I anticipate you will honor me with the second most important one found.  You get to keep the best one, and all the rest. Thatís not too much to ask, is it ?  A mere token of accomplishment.

True story - - an old timer living alone, somewhere between the 1940ís and 1950í used to hide his money stash, of which was known to be in the form of coins, in the cracks of the hardhead rocks across the creek from his cabin. He had died and though some of the locals tried to learn exactly where, no one ever found his treasure trove. True !! However, with todayís metal/gold detectors, and a few hours, quite likely you could find it. This came from a good source back then, who knew the old boy, and conveyed the story.

Area - - north of Highway 7, up Highway 41.

Rather than cause a mad rush, Iíll feed this out one at a time. Must have a detector, can devote at least the day for it (a most beautiful drive anyway), can convince me youíll not sit on it but rather formulate positive planning to visit the site, and would be honest enough to share the good news with me. No guarantees, but I do know the story was good. Else I would never have held it in until now.

Any takers ? 
 <-good_>There is lots of snow there now, But that sounds very exciting. I would like to spend a few days trying in the early spring.
Title: Re: Southern Ontario Money Stash
Post by: bradenburke on November 11, 2016, 08:37:48 AM
Hey Larry,
this post has been up for a few years now, so this could be a longshot, but I live within an hour of Kaladar and I've driven down highway 41 many times.  I'm willing to give it a shot if there's been no progress! I am keen on this kind of adventure. It would be nice to know more details on the location, I have the tools and attitude to do this. Cheers.

Braden
Title: Re: Southern Ontario Money Stash
Post by: mcbain on November 11, 2016, 06:21:11 PM
Hi.BB.Larry was the founder of this forum.He can not reply as he recently passed away.Make a second post to become a full member.Luck Mcbain.