Tuesday, September 3, 2013

9/3/13 Report - Old Photos for Evaluating Beaches, Coin Auction Results & Mag Opportunity

Written by the Treasureguide for the exclusive use of treasurebeachesreport.blogspot.com.

Old Aerial Photo - Hollywood Beach, FL
Picture from the following link.
Tomorrow more on recent 1715 gold finds in Fort Pierce.  I said the media should pick up on that story and they did.

If you like to mix beach detecting with history, here is the kind of resource you are sure to love.  It is a blog on the history of Hollywood Beach.

Hollywood Beach is where I did my first beach detecting when I got m my first detector.

There are numerous places to detect from Hallandale Beach Blvd. all the way up to Port Everglades.

The hotels there date back to the 1920s or 30s.

I know that some who read this blog still detect down that way, but the reason I mention this is to point out how useful it can be to seek out old photos and historic information about beaches.  You can do that for any area, including the Treasure Coast.

Notice in the photo above where the waterline is.  Also notice the groins along the board walk.

With all of the replenishment projects along with the forces of nature, the waterline changes a lot.


In any photos of old beach resorts make note of where the water line was at the time. 

From the photo above, you can see that a lot of sand would have to be moved to get to the layers of old items.

Also remember the busy spots of today may not be the same as those of years gone by.

The strip of beach from Hallandale up to the port has a lot of detecting areas, many of them with good history.    In that strip there are many what I would call tertiary sites, some secondary sites where you can find a good bit of gold, but of only average quality, and only one spot where there is a good bit of high-quality gold.

In the old days there were some coin lines that showed up very frequently.  They often produced one or two gold items.

Total sales of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the August ANA World’s Fair of Money was $46,483,309.

A 1792 half disme graded MS-66 by PCGS sold for $793,125.

A 1889-CC Morgan Dollar graded MS-68 by PCGS sold for $881,250.

Here is the link for more on coins that sold well in that auction.


We had a lot of lightening yesterday and in the afternoons recently.   "One in 3,000 people has a chance of being hit by lightning (in a lifetime)," said CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta. "Thankfully, very few people die, but it happens a lot more than people realize."

Be careful.   You can hear lightening a good distance away by static or notice in your ear phones.

Gold, silver, platinum, gas and the dollar are all up nicely today as talk of taking action against Syria increases.

If you have a good boat around Ft. Pierce and might want to get involved on a mag survey outside the 3 mile limit let me know.  I might be able to hook you up with a good experienced fellow, who you might know if you are familiar with the Treasure Coast guys. He has some good information that needs to be investigated.   I'll forward your info to him and let him go from there.

One weather area 100 miles west of Dominica has a 30% chance of becoming a cyclone.  There are also lower probability areas over the Yucatan and coming off of Africa to watch.

Beach conditions on the Treasure Coast remains poor.  It seems like all summer we've had a 1 - 2 foot surf.  Not much else. 

The tides aren't even much good now.

I got one report of the mushy conditions down at Jensen Beach.

But as you saw a couple of days ago, there are some iron artifacts being found on the beach, and all that beautiful gold in the water.

Let me know if you might be able and willing to run a mag survey.  I might be able to hook you wup.

Happy hunting,