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    River Treasure

    I have documentary information of a treasure laden boat having sunk in a river bed. The area is about 3 miles long by 600 yds wide. The river is muddy and in the winter season is about twenty to thirty feet deep. What type of equipment would be required to locate this treasure? Can it be rented or would it have to be purchased? The river is muddy, so there could be a lot of silt over the site. The treasure is estimated to be in the tens of millions of dollars. It is in Asia. Hope someone can point me in the right direction.
    Alikhan

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    Are you sure the treasure is still there ? 30ft is well within the range of free divers.

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    Good luck.But if you knew about it alot of other people did too.Which means it could be long gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mekong Mike View Post
    Are you sure the treasure is still there ? 30ft is well within the range of free divers.
    The area is sparsely populated and people are not aware of new technologies. This was a king who was escaping with his treasure from the invaders from Central Asia. The boat capsized. It is documented in a book. Unlikely that anyone would have the wherewithal to find it. It is worthwhile exploring.

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    Possibly

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    Dowsing?

  7. #7

    Aug 2013
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    What type of equipment could see through the mud and silt?

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    What is dowsing?

  9. #9

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    The book relates the capsizing of the boat, but we have through process of elimination and rare historical documents, zeroed in on the area where it happened

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    You'll need a lot of serious equipment to find this. You'll need a boat, next you need a sub-bottom profiler, a sidescan sonar, gps, underwater metal detectors, diving equipment, fuel and time to slowly motor up and down AT LEAST 3 miles of river marking and recording every hit.

    So then, if you think you found it, what are you going to do? If there ANY visibility in the water or is it a muddy, silt-laden flow? If you can't see you can dive. If you can't dive it will take millions of dollars for the equipment to recover.
    Mekong Mike and Frankn like this.

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    Like Jason said. you will need a lot of stuff and time. How many years ago did this wreck go down ? Rivers flood, change course, erode banks, etc. The river you are looking at today may have changed over the years.

    It sounds like a great plan and i hope you can find it.

    What made the boat sink ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alikhan View Post
    I have documentary information of a treasure laden boat having sunk in a river bed. The area is about 3 miles long by 600 yds wide. The river is muddy and in the winter season is about twenty to thirty feet deep. What type of equipment would be required to locate this treasure? Can it be rented or would it have to be purchased? The river is muddy, so there could be a lot of silt over the site. The treasure is estimated to be in the tens of millions of dollars. It is in Asia. Hope someone can point me in the right direction.
    Alikhan
    Good luck Alikhan!

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    Aug 2013
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    Yes. That is the issue at hand. We know the location because there is an island in the river that has been mentioned. The river has not changed direction at that location. The equipment is not possible here. Have access to experienced divers though.

  14. #14

    Aug 2013
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    This would be about 500 years!. River has stayed essentially in the same place because an island mentioned in the record, is still there.

  15. #15

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    Would it not be possible to anchor the boat where there is a signal and send scuba people down? The river is slow flowing and in the winters, not very deep. I have a Garret metal detector. Is it possible to attach a long cord to it and trail it on the floor behind a boat?

 

 
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