Friday, November 6, 2015

11/6/15 Report - Treasure Coast Compared To South Florida For Detecting Modern Gold. Submarine Found Off Highland Beach.

Written by the TreasureGuide for the exclusive use of

Small Cuts Along A Treasure Coast Beach Yesterday.
Notice the remnant of an earlier cut at the top right of the photo.

Walton Rocks Not Showing Any Cuts Yesterday.
There was a nice cut here back a a few weeks ago.  It is gone now.  Just to the north, though, the beach was steeper than it was before.  Sand had been lost, but there were no significant cuts.

It can be difficult to recognize when a beach gets cut back and slopes at a steeper incline.

At another beach, there was a fresh new one or two foot cut, but the new cut was in sand that accumulated just a few days ago over top of an older and deeper cut.  The new cut was a good foot or two above where the old cut was.  If you didn't know where the old was, you might have found the new cut more interesting.

Below is a picture of a submarine-like tube found floating near Highland Beach.

Submarine-Like Tube Found Floatin Near Boca Yesterday.
It had a small propeller and motor.

They thought it was for transporting either drugs or immigrants.  My bet is on drugs.

Photo of The Propeller.

Someone asked me why it is so much easier to find gold jewelry down south than it is on the Treasure Coast.  It is easy to answer that.  There are a number of reasons.

First, look at the pictures of the Treasure Coast beaches shown above.  You can see down the one beach for a long distance and you will only see two beach-goers.  There aren't a lot of people on the Treasure Coast beaches.  The Miami/Fort Lauderdale area has hundreds of resorts and hundreds of times more beach goers.  There are only a few beaches where people really congregate on the Treasure Coast, and you get nothing like the Miami crowds on any of those.  Instead of tons of large beach-side resorts, there are very few big resorts on the Treasure Coast.  You also won't see the parasailing and other concessions that are so common down south.

Not only does the Miami/Fort Lauderdale have a lot of big resorts, but they have had them for decades.  I remember back when Fort Lauderdale was the place to be for Spring Break,  The beach towels were so close together on the beach that you could hardly walk down to the water.  The crowds were that densely packed.

Secondly, the people on the Treasure Coast do not wear a lot of gold jewelry.  It is a not a glitzy showplace.  It doesn't have the same culture.  Many beaches on the Treasure Coast are frequented by those who either want a more private or natural beach or a low-cost vacation.

Third, how many people swim on the Treasure Coast beaches?  Not many.  I seldom see people wading or swimming along the Treasure Coast, and when I do, there are just a few.  The Treasure Coast beaches are not the type of beaches where people wade and play a lot.  The Treasure Coast beaches do get some surfers, but they don't wear a lot of expensive jewelry.

A lot of the beach-goers on the Treasure Coast are either residents, part-time residents, or frequent visitors.  They are familiar with beach life and are generally more careful.  They are not here to get drunk and party.

Fourth, despite the low number of beach-goers on the Treasure Coast beaches, there are a lot of detectorists.  There are a lot of detectorists down south, but the relative number of detectorists on the Treasure Coast is much higher.

As one example, I saw maybe twenty or thirty people total on three Treasure Coast beaches yesterday morning.  At the same time I saw three other detectorists.  That is a high number of detectorists compared to the low number of beach-goers.

The Treasure Coast ocean beaches often have a rougher surf - very often too rough for most water detectorists, and much of the water is off limits to detectorists because of the salvage and exploration leases.  As you know, a lot of the jewelry finds are found by shallow water hunters.

There you have it.  I could name a couple more factors, but they are not as significant, so I'll leave it at that for now.


Expect a two or three foot surf on the Treasure Coast for the next few days.

Happy hunting,