Thursday, November 29, 2012

11/29/12 Report - Variety of Treasure Related Stories

Written by the TreasureGuide for the exclusive use of

One important tip before I get started.  Take your time to properly identify objects before selecting a method to clean them.  It can be difficult to identify objects before cleaning them, but it is important to have a good idea of what you are cleaning and what the metals are.   The wrong method could ruin nice objects.  Start very slowly and proceed very cautiously.  Don't throw things in a tumbler until you know that they aren't valuable, for example.

Trusty Old Rock Tumbler Used for Cleaning Unremarkable Coins 
A $4 million dollar gold coin was found concealed in an old book by a man browsing through an old book shop.

I like to look through old books.  You never know what you might find.

Maybe you've already found your boxes of gold coins and want to give your favorite treasure hunter a personal submarine that will allow them to explore the depths as dry as a Martini while looking as sporting as James Bond.  If so, you can get the inexpensive version for under $250,000.

Take a look.

Approximately one year ago a mastadon was uncovered during a construction project on the beach at Daytona.   I don't think I caught this story at the time. 

Here is the link to the story and video.

We occasionally see mastodon bones on the Treasure Coast too.

Some kids found a live WWII grenade in their Florida back yard.  Be careful what you dig.

The wind is now out of the east and the surf is around 2 - 4 feet, increasing just a little over the next few days.  

Low tide is close to 3 PM.

The beaches have mostly filled in and are mushy on the front beach.   There are some firm spots though.  Some small shells high on the beach.   Overall detecting conditions are poor.

Happy hunting,