1000 Ounces of Gold Found may lead to 13 MORE TONS OF GOLD! #GoXplrr Hutton Pulitzer

Loaded on a ship at a time the United States was destined to head into the Civil War, a 280-foot wooden-hulled steamship, en route to New York from San Francisco, was carrying as much as 21 tons of gold ingots, freshly minted gold coins and raw gold from California mines when it sank in a hurricane in September 1857. The sinking triggered part of what historians say was the first U.S. financial crisis, known as the Panic of 1857. Most of the ship’s 477 passengers — many of them gold prospectors — perished.  Great Video and Photos Below:

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Whether the story is 15 tons or 21 tons, (forget the 2 tons said to already of been recovered) this is a huge find and this huge find was lost twice!  Once when it sank, and then again when a rogue Treasure Hunter raised $13 million dollars to recover the treasure and then HE SPLIT with the case and now is a wanted criminal.  But, the courts have put the best in the business of under ocean recovery on the case and the world may finally get the full recovery and the full story of just how much gold is still entombed in this sunken Steamship.

BTW, how much is one ton of gold worth? $41,094,400 (that’s today’s gold strike price x 32,000 ounce per ton).

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More than 60 pounds of gold were recovered from an infamous 157-year-old shipwreck off the coast of South Carolina last month, and the deep-sea exploration company that retrieved it announced today that there is plenty more down there.

On April 15, the Odyssey Marine Exploration used a robot to recover nearly 1,000 ounces of gold during the first reconnaissance dive to the S.S. Central America shipwreck site in more than two decades.

The exploration was appointed by an Ohio court in an effort to retrieve the treasure for former investors who were defrauded in the original hunt.

 

The 280-foot wooden-hulled steamship, en route to New York from San Francisco, was carrying as much as 21 tons of gold ingots, freshly minted gold coins and raw gold from California mines when it sank in a hurricane in September 1857. The sinking triggered part of what historians say was the first U.S. financial crisis, known as the Panic of 1857. Most of the ship’s 477 passengers — many of them gold prospectors — perished.

The ship now sits 160 miles off the coast of Charleston, S.C., 7,200 feet below the surface.

HERE IS THE FULL STORY AND A VIDEO CLIP (CLICK HERE)

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