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    • By Steve Herschbach
      "It may be just a tiny gold bead - 4 mm (1/8 inch) in diameter - but it is an enormous discovery for Bulgarian archaeologists who say they have found Europe's - and probably the world's - oldest gold artifact.
      The bead, found at a pre-historic settlement in southern Bulgaria, dates back to 4,500-4,600 B.C., the archaeologists say, making it some 200 years older than jewelry from a Copper Age necropolis in the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Varna, the oldest processed gold previously unearthed, in 1972."
      Read full article at http://www.reuters.com/article/us-bulgaria-archaeology-gold-idUSKCN10L0YQ
       

    • By Steve Herschbach
      A hoard of over 5,000 Anglo Saxon coins found in a Buckinghamshire village is the largest discovered since the Treasure Act was introduced in the UK. The coins are in spectacularly good condition, as they were wrapped in a sheet of lead prior to burial. Check out the many great photos at http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-31361054
      The coins were found by a 60 year old gentleman participating in a metal detector rally. According to the article at http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/13931371.display/ he was receiving interference from another club member and so wandered off in an odd direction with his XP DEUS, only to locate this fabulous find. The value is estimated at over a million pounds placing it easily over a million dollars.
      I would say his DEUS paid for itself!! And just goes to show, because many people would turn their nose up at an organized club hunt, that in Europe you just never know what thousands of years of history has left in the ground at almost any location. Other finds recorded this year include eight Bronze Age gold bracelets, 19 Viking silver objects including ingots and fragments of arm rings and a Bronze Age gold neck ornament.

    • By Steve Herschbach
      The discovery of sunken gold conjures up visions of instant riches: Swiss bank accounts and lazy afternoons on faraway beaches, daiquiris in hand.

      But the quest to salvage the S.S. Central America — which went down in 1857 in a hurricane off South Carolina carrying 425 souls, as well as thousands of coins, bars and nuggets of California gold — has produced a quarter-century of broken dreams and legal nightmares.

      Story continues at http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/05/us/x-still-marks-sunken-spot-and-gold-awaits.html?hp&_r=0

      Gold bars and coins seen at the shipwreck in 1989. Associated Press

    • By Steve Herschbach
      "A gigantic gold torc, so big one expert thinks it may have been worn to protect a pregnant woman, has been found by a metal detectorist in a ploughed field in Cambridgeshire. It was made from 730 grams of almost pure gold more than 3,000 years ago, and is regarded as the best found in England in more than a century."
      More at https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/nov/28/spectacular-bronze-age-gold-torc-unearthed-cambridgeshire-field

    • By idahogold
      hmmmmmmmmm, koool
       
    • By idahogold
      thought the forum would like this......onYoutube,
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