Tuesday, March 10, 2015



A bottle of wine recovered four years ago from the ill fated Civil War blockade runner, Mary Celestia, that sank off the coast of Bermuda in 1864, was uncorked in South Carolina Friday. It was tasted by experts. I'll leave that to them.

On March 1st in Wilson County North Carolina an armored truck was robbed on Interstate 95 by three outlaws who made away with $4.8 million in gold bars (275lbs). The truck is owned by TransValue, Inc. of Miami, FL. They are offering a $50,000 reward for any information. Sounds like an inside job.

Spelunkers in Northern Israel found coins and jewelry believed to be hidden 2300 years ago from the time of Alexander the Great.

The North Carolina gold heist gives way to the fact that bandits today are not much different than the train robbers, stagecoach robbers, and bank robbers of yesterday. This is exactly how lost treasure is born. North Carolina has beautiful country and the mountains there are one of the most beautiful places you can ever visit. What better place to hide 275 pounds of gold. As with the outlaws of old there is a good probability that something bad is in store for them. If nothing else long prison sentences and again the odds of ever making it back to the gold, slim. Time will tell the rest of this story which could play out like one of the old dime novels.


It is March and the snow is melting. This is time to get out that backpack and make sure you have all the essentials. Be prepared. Things like extra metal detector batteries, first-aid and fire starters are must haves. Think about items you would need in case your metal detecting trip turns into an emergency camping trip. It can and does happen.

May your trails be smooth and your treasure sites many.
Best wishes and Good Hunting