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Gold Treasure Remains Unclaimed 150 Years After Ship Sinking

An estimated 4,000 ounces of gold believed to be on board a ship that sank off of the British Columbia coast in 1875 remains unclaimed 150 years after the disaster. SS Pacific was a wooden sidewheel steamer built in 1850...

The River Of Gold in British Columbia

The Fraser River in British Columbia has been a source of placer gold for more than 160 years and it has been a meeting point for amateur treasure hunters ever since. It all began in 1858 when the discovery of...

Plumber Finds Gold Under a Bathtub in Canada

Gold has been found in some wonderfully strange places over the years, including one bar worth $50,000, which was found by a plumber underneath a bathtub in Canada. Plumber Alif Babul was dismantling a bathtub at a home in Calgary,...

The Places Where Gold Can Still Be Found in America

Searching for gold in America with a metal detector is a favorite pastime for thousands who dream of striking it rich. Finding gold can be a challenging and rewarding experience as shown in the recent example of an amateur metal...

Ancient Necropolis Loaded With Treasures Discovered Near Rome

Archaeologists near Rome's ancient city of Tarquinia discovered an ancient Roman necropolis loaded with treasures. In 57 decorated tombs, there were 67 well-dressed skeletons wearing gold jewelry and precious stones. The discovery was accidental, as it took place during a...

Space Invaders Brought Gold and Platinum to Earth, Yale Scientists Say

Scientists at Yale and the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) delved into the mysteries of gold and platinum's origins. Their research provides a fresh perspective on how these precious metals made their way to shallow pockets within Earth's mantle. The study,...

When an Amateur Metal Hunter Made the ‘Gold Find of the Century’

Last summer, an amateur metal detectorist in Norway discovered what archaeologists have hailed as Norway’s “gold find of the century”. He dug up nine engraved gold pendants, ten gold pearls, and three gold rings—all dating to the sixth century A.D....

Large Gold Deposit Discovered in Mongolia

A large-scale gold deposit whose value is estimated at $2.38 billion was recently discovered in Urad Middle Banner of Bayannuur in the Chinese autonomous region of Inner Mongolia, during a geological exploration, China Daily reported. The total amount of gold...

Billions Worth of Gold May Be Hidden in an Abandoned California Mine

A gold mine in Nevada County, California which ceased operations in 1956 may reopen after experts suggest that it may still contain one of the world’s highest-grade gold reserves. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the future of the 160-year-old...

Top Ten Gold Treasure Discoveries of the Century

Gold, a timeless symbol of wealth and beauty, has been closely tied to remarkable finds throughout human history. Its enduring appeal is evident in its continued popularity over the centuries. In the last century, the search for gold was not limited...