Wednesday, February 18, 2015

2/18/15 Report - 2000 Gold Coins Discovered. 3500 Year-Old Bronze Cache Discovered. Few Old Bottles. GPZ 7000 Details.

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1000-Year-Old Gold Coins On Ocean Floor.

A dive club found what at first appeared to be toy coins while on a club dive. 

It turned out to be a priceless trove of 2,000 gold coins used by 10th Century Caliphate which once ruled much of the Middle East is found off the coast of Israel.
  • Largest haul ever found off Israel’s Mediterranean coast.
  • Divers found coins dating back more than 1,000 years by pure chance.
  • Thought they were toy coins before experts confirmed they were gold.
  • Work ongoing to trace origins of the treasure uncovered by storm.
  • Valuable haul is property of the state with no finder’s fee for divers. 

Below is the link to the article in which the photo was found.


A similar thing happened to a fellow taking a walk when he saw something sticking out of the ground.  It was actually part of 3500 year old cache of bronze items.

Here is the link for that story.,403787,treasure-of-bronze-objects-from-before-35-thousand-years-discovered-in-bieszczady.html

Photo from Science in Poland web site.

And here is a picture of some of those bronze finds.


Few Old Bottles Eye-balled On The Treasure Coast Yesterday

Yesterday I decided to take a walk to do a little eye-balling.  The results weren't that great, but I did enjoy myself.

Here are some bottles that I eye-balled.  As long as some older things are showing up, you never know when something good might pop up.

In this picture there is a Scott's cod liver oil with lime and soda bottle (upper left), a couple of small pharmacy type bottles, a nice old Pepto Bismol bottle and an ink bottle.  Also there is a miniature painted vase that I didn't get in this picture.

Pepto Bismol Bottle

Cod Liver Oil Bottle

On the Treasure Coast today there is a West wind and something like a one-foot surf.

Tomorrow the surf will be calm too.

Don't expect any real changes in beach conditions anytime soon.

One thing you can say is the weather isn't bad.  At least you won't sweat to death.


Yesterday I mentioned the new GPZ 7000 Minelab detector.

I received an email from Minelab this morning with a link to the press release announcing the the new GPZ.  

Here is a link to a site all about the new detector

One thing interesting is the charts showing depth comparisons of the new detector with the 5000 and SDC detectors.  Notice how the different detectors compare on small, medium and large nuggets.

While the new detector comes out ahead on all three sizes, the advantage is definitely larger on some sizes and not so much on other sizes.

That is an interesting chart with important implications if you study it.


Happy hunting,