Monday, February 25, 2013

2/25/12 Report - Jupiter Beach, Ballast Rocks & Odyssey Marine

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Great Recent Photo of Jupiter Inlet Beach 
By John L.

There are actually three detectorists in the above photo.  Two working the dip and another within 100 feet.  I doubt if you can find them in this photo, but if you have the ability to magnify this photo you will be able to see them.

Where do you think would be the best place to detect?   Of course something could be dropped anywhere at any time.

The detectorists in the photo are in the best area.  Maybe you can see the dip and shifting bar in front of the dip up towards the jetty, west and just a little south of the boat.

If you know this beach, you've probably seen the salvage boat in the area near the main wreck pile.

This beach had been producing cobs, many Lima ( I showed one Lima half reale cob that was found there to illustrate Bill's coin cleaning instructions.), way back before a cannon of the wreck was discovered by a life guard doing his morning swim.  Since that time many storms have occurred and new sand has been dumped there many times.

Did you ever see a strange looking rock on the beach that just doesn't look like it belongs there?  Occasionally ballast rocks end up on the beach.  They don't generally look like Florida rocks.  They are often rounded egg-shaped rocks like you'll see in mountain streams.   There is one from an 1715 wreck now on sale on eBay.  It is a good example if you want to take a look.

Ballast rocks come in various sizes from very large to small.  The ones that I've seen on the beach are usually on the small side - maybe softball size or smaller.   I've never seen any of the larger ones that made it up onto the beach.

If you want to read about ballast rocks, here is a place you might start.

Odyssey Marine stock is up over 6% his morning.  I don't know if the TV programs that aired last night are responsible for that or not.  I was most impressed by the expenses involved.  I already knew about the amount of silver expected to be recovered.

Today (25th) is the last day you have to consign items for the next Sedwick Coins treasure auction.

On the Treasure Coast there is a mild off-shore wind.  The surf is running around two feet, and will be increasing up to around 4 feet Wednesday and Thursday then decreasing again.

Low tide this afternoon will be around 1:40 PM.

Happy hunting,