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Long lost treasure of gold coins discovered on the coast of Namibia

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Gold coins of significant value were discovered during a search in a recently drained, man-made lagoon on Namibia's coast near Oranjemund.    Mystery of the treasures of Oak Island linked to history and old civilations  The area where the treasure was found is located close to an old mining site, which is in the surf zone, where the incoming waves made mining impossible, so miners pushed up a huge sea-wall with bulldozers parallel to the beach, with the ends running back to the beach,  resulting is a large man-made lagoon, sheltering the site from  the pounding surf.   The following day after the discovery, bits of metal, pipes and other parts of a ship was found and it was then rather certain that a shipwreck should be located closeby. Shortly following this a startling discovery was made.   A ship loaded with $13,000,000 worth of gold and other valuables lay buried under the ocean floor. Searches of the Namibian shore line turned up many finds in relation to ships which got los…

Rare 400-year-old civil war pistol discovered on a beach.

Right: Mr. Tony Collins.  Left: Mr. Neil  Maher. 

Mr. Tony Collins found a rare officer’s pistol dating from the civil war era in St Aubin's Bay, Jersey while metal detecting on the beach.
The item was declared an important find by Mr. Neil Mahrer, the conservator at Jersey Heritage. Mr. Mahrer said that there has been a  lot of weapons found from later periods and this one is a unique find because it is the only one he has seen to date from the 17th  century and also in remarkably good condition with the metal still intact.
During that era, this specific weapon was very expensive and  complicated to make due to it’s special clockwork mechanism.



The black sand at the beach in St.Aubin’s Bay is low in oxygen content, hence the well preserved condition of the materials.
The likely reason the weapon ended up buried under sand on the beach is that it was dropped by an officer while boarding a ship and later washed up on the shore.  The pistol is expected to go on display following X-Rays and a delicate conservation which involves carefully separating the metal parts from the wood.  Following a drying process, it will be rebuilt.




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