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    Just over 6857 pounds with a bulk value of $152,380,000. If it was in gold coins there ain't no telling what it would be worth. F. Roosevelt ordered all gold to be turned into the government in 1933 to be melted down, so it is thought that only about 1% of US Gold coins survived. I am no expert and would like to hear what the experts say on this one.

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    Interesting topic alot dont know it but Bowie was from south Georgia.He moved to La. My grandmother was a Bowie and did
    alot of family tree things.The alamo sent her a thank you letter for clearing up the fact that he was from G.A. I would love
    to read more about this treasure.




















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    Got a story for you all straight from Western and Eastern Treasure magazine. I am not copying it from the mag, just a recollection. This man in Arizona is searching for an underground river in the dessert, he finds a shaft and with the right equipment follows it down to an underground river. He takes some soil samples from around the river and goes to town with it. He asks for a personal meeting with the governor and when he see's him tells him about his shaft. He also tells him about the outcome of his soil sample and explains that the essayed soil has high amounts of silver, gold, and platinum. He tries to cut a deal with the governor that the state can have all the ore they want as long as the citizens get the water for free. The governor says says no, so on a day when he can ditch those following him he goes back to the shaft and blows it up.
    Moral is you can't trust none of the politicians, and I would NOT publicize it if you did find a lost mine or hoard. Mel Fisher is another tragic tale of politicians who don't want to do a days work other than to steal from another man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomjiggy
    Mel Fisher is another tragic tale of politicians who don't want to do a days work other than to steal from another man.
    Details - please. Via PM if you prefer. 8)

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    Mel Fisher spent countless hours of research on off coast wrecks, particularly Spanish galleons. He located one and during the recovery lost a son to storms that spring up quickly and violently off the coast of Florida. He still recovered the treasure from his wreck, but after many years in court with the state of Florida(don't quote me on the figures) I think he only got 25% of the realized value of the treasure. I'm not sure if he is still in the salvage business.

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    Hey Tex, you wouldnt happen to be from The Philippines, would you? Sounds kinda like a Yama€$£@\£ treasure story. Im sure there are a lot of treasure hunters in this forum that would gladly donate $10,000 to your fund. I have heard that one is born ever second, but that is just hear say.

    Good Luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomjiggy
    I'm not sure if he is still in the salvage business.
    Oh, I see... ignore my previous post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomjiggy
    Mel Fisher spent countless hours of research on off coast wrecks, particularly Spanish galleons. He located one and during the recovery lost a son to storms that spring up quickly and violently off the coast of Florida. He still recovered the treasure from his wreck, but after many years in court with the state of Florida(don't quote me on the figures) I think he only got 25% of the realized value of the treasure. I'm not sure if he is still in the salvage business.
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  9. #39
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    GG, I didn't realize it had been that long since his battle with the State of Florida...I'm getting old

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomjiggy
    GG, I didn't realize it had been that long since his battle with the State of Florida...I'm getting old
    Yep me too
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    Anyone wanting to read a good book on Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett and William B. Travis should read "Three Roads to the Alamo" by William C. Davis. The writer did his homework for this book. According to the book Jim and Rezin Bowie came close to death near San Saba when ambushed by a group of over 100 Tawakoni, Waco and Caddo Indians. The Bowie expedition had been warned of the attack by some Comanche Indians.

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    Juat wondering are there ANY UPDATES on this posting??
    If I was President; I would take away welfare! I wouldn't make any bargains with foreign countries! I wouldn't take #@*& from any country! I would close the borders! I would get rid of taxes! I would make EVERYONE own at least 5 guns! I would ENFORCE Finders Keepers Law !!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bja3908
    I clams to be the most experenced treasurehunter in the state of Texas

    Seem to me the self proclaimed (most experenced treasurehunter ) in Texas would have his own funds for investment
    10g's certainly shouldn't be a problem at least....

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    just curious...what does sunnyvale have to do with it? its only about 5 hours drive from brady and no where near san saba...unless there is another one that i dont know of...

    also, if you have read much on bowie, many historians believe the mine was a sham to get people to relocate to Texas. bowie was a poor man, who married and swindled his way into money. obtaining titles, selling to more than one buyer, etc.
    part of his agreement with the spanish was to get people to occupy Tx at the time, why not create a story of a mine?
    it is said that he constantly searched for and never found it. had a handful of skirmishes with indians, losing some men
    i have no doubt that he saw a lot of money in his misleading lifetime, but i have high doubts that there is anything of value to be found today

    if you have other research to show otherwise, and did the research and believe its there with sufficient proof, 10k is pretty easy to come by
    to me its just an interesting legend
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    Best if somebody goes and reads C.F. Eckhardt's book, THE LOST SAN SABA MINES. He talks about Bowie's actual time in the hill country of Texas. I won't argue with anyone and God Bless you if you wander around searching for riches. You will not be the first or the last. Again, just read the book and quit believing in fairy tales. foolsgoldtx is sort of close, but not really, but the reason can be debated. Again, read the book...
    Last edited by austin; Aug 05, 2012 at 01:16 AM.

 

 
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