Sunday, September 29, 2013

9/29/13 Report - $2.5 Million Gold Coin, Tropical Depession 11, Fossil Find, and Beach Conditions

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We now have Tropical Depression Eleven.  It doesn't seem to be much of a threat to Florida right now.  It is out in the Atlantic and pretty far north.

National Hurricane Center Map.
The low pressure area down below Cuba has a 20% chance of developing.

The rare gold coin shown below recently sold at auction for $2.5 million.  Only eleven are known to exist.

That is one beauty.

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Mitch P. recently picked up the following horse tooth fossil on a beach near Sebastian.

Fossil Tooth Found on Treasure Coast Beach
Picture and find by Mitch P.
Mitch describes himself as an occasional THer and frequent beach comber,

I think the first fossil I saw on a Treasure Caost beach was a horse tooth too.  I didn't know what it was at the time.

My very first fossil find, though, came up in a scoop of sand when digging a target in the water down south.  I didn't know what it was at the time either.   Now I could identify either of those at first glance - at least generally.  But not specifically like some people.   Some people can tell the age period sub-species or whatever and everthing.   I'm not a fossil expert at all but usually know a fossil when I see one.

Here is an underwater heart rate monitor.  Learn to keep your heart rate down and not use oxygen so quickly.

The tides have been fairly flat lately.   Not a lot of variation from high to low tide.

Here is a quick video clip of what it looked like out there yesterday.

Low tide (what there is of it) Sunday will be around 10:30 AM.   The surf will remain about two to four feet for a few days.

Happy hunting,