Gold and silver caches are sometimes still right where their depositors secretly buried them, for sometimes sickness, accidents, exposure, or other abrupt fatal mishaps prevented their original owners from recovering them. Small caches of coins, as well as the fewer, larger caches, are still waiting to be found. Circumstances sometimes canceled any knowledge of these caches and ended any chance of their recovery. Even so, those overgrown paths and boom town streets are not paved with gold and silver. Perhaps this is why finding a relic of a hundred years past is so rewarding, as is the search for such items.