UPDATE: Lost Gold in Elk County

We have an update on a story we told you about last month concerning a man who believes there’s lost gold buried in Elk County. Dennis Parada thinks a Union convoy taking it to the mint in Philadelphia during the Civil War lost the gold. Parada needs permission from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, but he says they’re still dragging their feet. He says the DCNR has told him he needs more proof before he can start digging. Parada runs a treasure hunting business in Clearfield and says the gold is in the Village of Dents Run near the Cameron County border. Parada and his partners made some initial digs in 2005, turning up artifacts that included bones, a shattered bottle, a pocketknife, tin cans and two bullets. The state halted that effort.


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