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Gold Nugget!

Several days ago while doing methodical metal detector surveys of the 1715 fleet wreck site known as the Rio Mar Wreck, 1715 Fleet-Queens Jewels subcontractor Andreas Kerner, working from the M/V Hitting Bottom, found this 6.5 gram raw gold nugget. (Roughly the weight of a two escudo gold coin) When the Rio Mar Wreck was first excavated in 1969, Mel Fisher had his teenage sons Dirk and Kim recover gold dust and nuggets using a turkey baster. Several pounds were recovered by the boys! Way to go Andreas and crew!

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