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Dan Hughes

Member Since 26 Aug 2008
Offline Last Active Jul 18 2014 07:43 AM

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Sunken California Gold Rush Treasure

18 July 2014 - 07:43 AM

Here's a stranger-than-fiction story about sunken treasure.

In 1857, a ship loaded with millions of dollars worth of gold from the California Gold Rush sank, killing 430 passengers and crew members. End of story?  No.

Because in 1980, a guy from Ohio decided to search for the ship. He collected a lot of money from investors, and after several years of work, he found the ship and pulled millions of dollars worth of gold from it.

Then it gets interesting.  Seems he took all the money and ran, leaving his employees and his investors behind.  And he took his secretary (also his mistress) with him.

Here's the whole sordid story.  

Listen at http://thetreasurecorner.com.

First Finds by a Newbie

04 July 2014 - 07:09 AM

Remember your first detector?  Your first find?  Your first GOOD find?

This week's show is a look at my beginning, and the find that hooked me into this wonderful hobby forever.

Listen at http://thetreasurecorner.com.

The Great Silver Dollar Sell-Off

20 June 2014 - 04:41 AM

The rare 1903-O (for New Orleans) silver dollar was worth a lot of money in the early 1960s.

Then several thousand of them were discovered in a vault at the Philadelphia mint, stored uncirculated in bags of a thousand each. Suddenly, their value dropped by two-thirds.

This show explains why the mint made more silver dollars than they needed for half a century, and why silver dollars are suddenly in demand every November.

And how, starting in November 1962, the Philadelphia mint sold millions of uncirculated old silver dollars that had been hidden away in its vaults.

Listen at http://thetreasurecorner.com.

In the Treasure Corner - Googling for Treasure

06 June 2014 - 07:05 AM

Do you use Google to research for metal detecting honeyholes and treasure leads?

Do you know how to winnow over three million poor leads into a few dozen good ones?  (Look at the two different Google searches in the graphic when you click the link).

Herewith, with bigtime thanks to Dick Stout, are some tips on keywords you should be using for your area, and some secrets of eliminating the hits you don't want.

Dick writes a treasure hunting blog you should be reading: http://stoutstandards.wordpress.com. He's fun, he's controversial, and he's knowledgeable. (And he's cute, too!)

Listen at http://thetreasurecorner.com.

In the Treasure Corner - Treasure Hunting By Volunteering

23 May 2014 - 07:42 PM

Here's how I volunteer for charity, get free lunch in the deal, and score some nice things for myself that I'd never be able to get any other way.

Last year, I bought a Bounty Hunter Quick Draw 2 metal detector for two dollars.

This year, a thousand dollar TV set for 15 bucks.

In this show, I explain how these deals came about.

Listen at http://thetreasurecorner.com.