Digging for $4,000,000 in Gold, in the Middle of Green Cove Springs Florida

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Would you like to see more photos of this ?

Beings this one isn't so good. ?
 

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Do you have the story behind their digging there, it doesn't look like a small operation.
 

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unfortunately there wasn't any visible story , just the pic.
 

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Do you have the story behind their digging there, it doesn't look like a small operation.

The photograph was taken during the gold excavation in Gold Cove Springs headed by gold hunter, George B. Mobley.

Mobley is the elderly man sitting on J. T. Conway's lap.

Mobley is carried down a shaft to use his "gold-finding" rod to determine the depth of what he believes is buried treasure.
 

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pretty Cool when you can get the City to say
" :treasurechest: ? Sure ! go for it, It's your City Too :icon_thumright: "
 

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As far as I know... nothing was ever found.
 

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That I have no Doubt :laughing7:

Yes Pirate Treasure Did & Still Does Exist. But Failures on Big Treasures Outweigh Successes
 

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That I have no Doubt :laughing7:

Yes Pirate Treasure Did & Still Does Exist. But Failures on Big Treasures Outweigh Successes

Well..........

I have some things in my head.............

First mistake he made was digging past 8 foot.

And definitely at 10 foot it should have been abandoned and moved on to another one.

Instead... his credibility and chance is gone in one shot.
 

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I Also Still doubt a Pirate dug a hole that Needed to be re-dug with a Dragline.
unless he retired and was putting in an Outhouse, or well or got a job at a Cemetery,
He didn't dig that deep.

& If he got hiss crew to Bury it, Ya think he would still count on his Crew
digging it up for him at 64 ?
 

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FOR... in my head also exists certain theories concerning "buried treasure"...

One being...

that most if not all treasure was never buried more than 6 foot down in any "dug" hole.
 

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Furthermore...

If you were to ask me ... "ARC, well how far down do you think most treasure is" ?

My reply would be...

"an average 2 to 3 foot till ya hit ... would be the top(s) of the object(s)"
 

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yep the average Grave is enough of a Pain.
Especially when ya expect to dig it twice
 

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Also... keep in mind...

IF a chest was buried on a beach... say here... my backyard so to speak...

Say it was buried um,..... 3-4 foot down...

Today.... that same chest would rest at perhaps 6-8 + foot.

Due to sanding...

AND.... IF..... was to say ... buried at 50 foot UP from tide line...

Today that would perhaps be 50 yards offshore or more today.
 

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Damn keyboard and speel check/// !
 

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Also... keep in mind...

IF a chest was buried on a beach... say here... my backyard so to speak...

Say it was buried um,..... 3-4 foot down...

Today.... that same chest would rest at perhaps 6-8 + foot.

Due to sanding...

AND.... IF..... was to say ... buried at 50 foot UP from tide line...

Today that would perhaps be 50 yards offshore or more today.

I'm only Guessing, But a Pirate would probably Realize That ?
Being he's spending his Life on the Sea & Knows he's eventually going to be either Shot, Hung or old & feeble.

No Treasure Chest on the Beach !
 

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