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2008-06-26 06:02:52

By Marc Caputo, The Miami Herald Jun. 26--KEY WEST -- Just before Mike DeMar realized he found a rare and priceless treasure, he thought the 385-year-old gold chalice from a wrecked Spanish fleet was a far more common item. "I thought I was digging a beer can that the metal detector hit," said the 20-year-old treasure diver, who happened upon the object just after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. 'I couldn't see any gold until I pulled it out. The sediment cleared away. The gold started to shine. Time...

2005-08-25 09:09:25

By Laura Myers KEY WEST, Fla (Reuters) - Hundreds of millions of dollars in silver bars, emeralds and gold chains have already been recovered from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha, sunk during a Florida Keys hurricane in 1622. But the mother lode of treasure discovered by Mel Fisher two decades ago may not have finished yielding its fortunes, his heirs believe, and there may be more to come. "It's still a trail of gold," said Mel Fisher's son Kim, 49, chief executive of...

2005-08-24 07:56:20

By Laura Myers KEY WEST, Fla (Reuters) - Hundreds of millions of dollars in silver bars, emeralds and gold chains have already been recovered from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha, sunk during a Florida Keys hurricane in 1622. But the mother lode of treasure discovered by Mel Fisher two decades ago may not have finished yielding its fortunes, his heirs believe, and there may be more to come. "It's still a trail of gold," said Mel Fisher's son Kim, 49, chief executive of...


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