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Florida treasure found...

I found this info on the treasurenet forum online! There really is serious treasure still in Florida! The Spaniards left billions!

· Treasure Island, north of the St. Petersburg beach on the Gulf of Mexico, is so named from the many gold and silver Spanish coins that have been found on the island.
· Numerous eight reales dating from the 1770's to 1794 with a Mexico City mint mark have been found in the St. Marys River on the Florida side at Kings Ferry and the dead end of SR 115A.
· Spanish coins have been found on Anna Maria Island, west of Tampa Bay.
· Silver bars and coins were found at Bailey's Bluff, between New Port Richey and Tarpon Springs and Sand Bay.
· Some $70,000 in gold was discovered on Lower Matecumbe Key in the Florida Keys.
· Thirteen chests of treasure were found by a road crew while building a new road near Cocoa.
· In 1936 a fisherman on Grassy Key (Florida Keys) dug up $25,000 in Mexican gold coins, a gold candlestick and a diamond ring.
· Just off Pepper Park in St. Lucie County a skin diver found thousands of dollars in U.S. Army payroll money from a schooner sunk during the Seminole Wars.
· After a hurricane in 1921, a large amount of treasure was found washed ashore on Shell Key, south of St. Petersburg beach.
· Three bars of silver were found on Rocky Bluff in Manatee County.
· Some 4,000 U.S. gold coins recovered on the beach at Lazy Island are believed to be from wreck of Confederate blockade runner sunk in Dead Man Bay.
· An unidentified Spanish galleon carrying a cargo of gold bullion lies wrecked in the mouth of the Suwannee River. Guns from this wreck have been recovered.
· In the 1950's a treasure chest was found on the east end of Cedar Key in Levy County.
· Coins, anchors, cannons and old relics have been found on Ross Island, pirate headquarters of Captain Henry Ross.
· Spanish coins have been found on the northwest side of Green Key in Pasco County.
· Gold and silver coins have been found on the beach from an unidentified offshore wreck near Sarasota Point.
· In 1945, a couple vacationing at Naples, found $10,000 in gold doubloons on the beach, south of the town.
· In 1939, a $30,000 treasure was uncovered about two miles from the South end of Amelia Island.
· Coins, cannon and artifacts were found on the St. Georges Island beach where a Spanish galleon blew ashore in 1732 east of the lighthouse site.
· In the late 1800's a man found many silver bars in the mud along the shoreline of Cutler on the west side of Biscayne Bay. They are believed to be from a Spanish galleon wrecked in a 1595 hurricane with $6,000,000 in treasure aboard. This wreck site has never been located.
· In the 1920's a Chicago group recovered 80,000 pieces-of-eight from a pirate ship sunk west of Pelau Island, east of Gasparilla Island in Charlotte Harbor.
· Minted Spanish gold coins have been found among rocks in the water on the northwestern point of Cayo Costa, west of Charlotte Harbor.
· In 1913 an E.C. Cole from Chicago found a 2 1/2 pound chunk of melted gold on a tiny coral reef four miles south of Miami.
· Treasure chests have been recovered from a spring area at Pinellas Point inshore from the Tampa Bay shoreline.

Chris Saunders

Giving Back

A local White Oak woman was pushing her son swinging.  Due to her recent weight loss her three 14K White Gold/Diamond wedding rings came flying off into the grass.  She was able to find two of them but could not find the last one.  She borrowed a detector from the White Oak School and her husband searched to no avail.  A store owner in town gave her my name and number to see if I could help. After calling me I went over and asked what type of ring it was and about where she lost it.  Her husband came out to see if I could find it, being a little skeptical since he couldnt, while the wife said she felt I could find the ring in less than 30 seconds.  I turned on my Garrett AT Pro detector and within 10 seconds got a 54 signal and found her ring.  She was most grateful and her husband was a little amazed.  It's always good to give back to people and my community.  Michael Heim, Pastor

Michael L. Heim, Pastor
White Oak Baptist Church

Look at what I found......


Look at what I found......
March 20, 2004

Hey Frank, just as your about to think there is nothing left behind the battle park in Mansfield, LA. look at what I found Monday. We are going again Monday morning, you should come along. We also found three Tom Greene bullets, all fired. Keith