Thursday, April 28, 2016

4/28/16 Report - Huge Cross Planted by De Soto. Almiranta de Honduras. Valuable Pearls. Dog Tags Found and Returned.

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Archaeologists unearthed what they believe are remains of a large wooden Christian cross Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto placed atop a hill in 1541 at what is now part of Parkin Archeological State Park in Cross County.
Jeffrey Mitchem, the Parkin park site archaeologist for the Arkansas Archeological Survey, said he will send a 2-foot chunk of baldcypress thought to have been used for the cross more than 500 years ago to the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville next week for further testing...
Here is the link for the entire article.


The Treasure Coast has shipwrecks other than those of the 1715 Fleet.  Here is a article about one of those - The 1618 Wreck of the San Martín, Almiranta de Honduras by Dave Horner, Edited by Cori Sedwick Downing.


In early April, two brothers-in-law were planting trees in a southeast Portland backyard when they found dog tags.  The tags were returned to the family...

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Is not unusual to find a ring or ear ring containing a pearl.  Not all pearls are the same.  Like diamonds, there can be huge differences in quality and value.  It isn't easy to judge a pearl by sight though.  Pearls are not very durable, and are easily damaged.

Here are a some tips for caring for pearls.

Pearls are organic gemstones that are vulnerable to acid, alkaline and extremes of humidity. To preserve your pearls' radiance, avoid letting them come into contact with cosmetics, hair spray, or perfume. Always put on your jewelry as a final touch, after applying make-up and styling hair. The pearl's luster can also be harmed by perspiration. To prevent this, before returning your pearls to the jewelry box, wipe them gently with a soft cloth.

Pearls are exceptionally cohesive and shock-resistant, but may be scratched by contact with sharp objects or other gemstones. To prevent tangles and scratches, fasten clasps and pins, then lay each item out separately in a compartmentalized jewelry box. When carrying jewelry, use a protective jewelry pouch. Leaving pearl jewelry in a security box for long periods may cause pearls to dehydrate, so enjoy them frequently. There is a saying that "pearls want to be worn," and it is true!

Here is the link.


This morning we have a 2 - 3 foot surf and a south wind.  Saturday the surf will be down to one foot.

Happy hunting,