Wednesday, March 3, 2010
3/3 Report - 1853 Gold Coin
Photo of Gold Coin Found with Metal Detector Mounted in Pendant
The coin is an 1853 one dollar gold piece.
There is what I think is a somewhat unusual looking 1 real listed on Ebay that will sell in the next eight hours. The price right now is under $11. It is being sold out of Canada and the seller says he doesn't know anything about the coin, which can raise red flags. What do you think?
The item number is 380209985236.
An old square nail, swords and skeletons on an island. It sounds more like a pirate story than anything. But the authors found the symbol of the Knights Templar on one of the swords. Of course there is always some mystery to finds, but who knows? Personally, I just don't get the feel of truth about this one.
A fellow had a strange rock that he used for landscaping his garden. After years elapsed he found out it was a 135 million year old dinosaur fossil bone. (Link submitted by Gary D.)
You don't find dinosaur fossils in Florida, but you can find Mammoth bones. I've seen a a good sized piece of a mammoth tusk on a Treasure Coast beach sticking out of an eroded bank. I should have at least taken a picture.
If you can't believe Mammoths live in Florida, read this.
Remember the Vero in the Ice Age presentation in Vero tomorrow. If you want details I posted the link a day or two ago.
Forecast and Conditions. Here we go with another cold front moving through. The wind is coming strong from the northwest. I got quick peak at one of the wreck beaches today. The beach had a ton of sand on the front side, but there was some scalloping developing high on the front beach.
The tides are going to be fairly high, but the seas are only around three feet. The surf sites say that will change Saturday with seas increasing to about five feet. Unless the winds shift, I don't think that will do much good. We'll have to wait and see. In the mean time, I'll stick with my 1 beach conditions rating.
I expect that the few spots that have been cut a little will continue to erode just a little more with the high tides.