Continuing the discussion from Treasure Hoards from the US:
One not mentioned in that list is the recent salvage of the SS Central America , a side paddle steamer that sunk carrying 21 tons of Californian gold rush gold . About 400 people died . Considered the largest bullion recovery in history. Some of the gold bars recovered were over 50 kilos each . The mud around the ship wreck is so rich in fine gold from the drowned passengers pockets that the recovery crew are dredging the mud .
Fascinating book written about it called “The Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea “ by Gary Kinder . It’s one of those books that once you start reading you can’t put it down .
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