*Not going to start a thread on metal detecting (maybe ex-gimer @Irons will do that.) Just going to post some accidental finds I come across in the news.
Hiker Stumbles Across Hoard of 2,000-Year-Old Silver Coins In Italy
Story by Clare Fitzgerald • 2h ago
We all dream of coming across buried...
Gold Ingot Realizes $138,000 In S.S. Central America Sunken Treasure Auction
A nearly two-pound Kellogg & Humbert assayer’s gold ingot was among the highlights in the second and final auction of never-before-offered California Gold Rush artifacts recovered from the 1857 sinking of the fabled...
Perth Mint sold diluted gold to China, got caught, and tried to cover it up
The historic Perth Mint is facing a potential $9 billion recall of gold bars after selling diluted or "doped" bullion to China and then covering it up, according to a leaked...
Dozens of Russians working for a mining company in Sudan are being probed by authorities on suspicion of gold-smuggling, in a potential setback for Moscow’s ambitions in the resource-rich North African state...
Decent effort at addressing the issue, it does miss a few important points (I will elaborate later if folks are interested):
Switzerland sent 524 tonnes of gold to China last year, the most since 2018
January 24, 2023 — 05:09 am EST
LONDON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Swiss exports of gold to countries including China, Turkey, Singapore and Thailand surged to multi-year highs last year, Swiss customs data showed on Tuesday...
Watched part 1 earlier. Hooked! It's on Discovery. If I come across any decent vids I'll post them.
The Strange Mystery of the Victorio Peak Treasure
Since time unremembered there has been a certain allure to the idea of lost treasure. To think that there is a vast hoard of loot or priceless...
Is it just me or is anyone else getting flooded with We buy gold advertisements on social media recently?
I started noticing the local print advertisement magazines with We buy gold dealers advertising and seeing a few of the pop up We buy gold shops coming back from the dead.
LBMA blindsided by Russia buying physical gold - Live From The Vault Ep: 106
Jan 13, 2023
In the first Live from the Vault of 2023, Andrew Maguire reports on Russia’s Sberbank issuing its first gold-based blockchain asset in a game-changing manoeuvre that might instigate...
Top accreditor of gold refiners sued over alleged human rights abuse
Story by By Peter Hobson • 1h ago
LONDON (Reuters) -A British law firm said on Tuesday it had brought a case against the world's most important accreditor of gold refineries for renewing a refiner's certification despite...
From the link:
Looks like the gold rush isn’t over.
A famed treasure ship — carrying a near $5 million in current value — that was lost to the Pacific Ocean in the 1800s has been found by a pair of nautical sleuths, the Daily Mail reported.
The SS Pacific, an iconic vessel captained by...
I thought this would be a cool thing to have all the forum members sound off on. Some of it will be indicative of how long (since when) you've been stacking, but I thought it would be interesting to see the various responses. No need to list how many ounces you've acquired (OPSEC), but just...
Sometimes a single discovery can completely rewrite history.
That might just be the case with a gold coin one man found on the coast of Newfoundland, Canada this summer.
The Canadian government announced last week that the gold piece could be...
My Gold and Silver Bullion Dealer Warns America of a Real Conspiracy!
In this video, local bullion dealer talks about his challenges with sourcing silver and gold, the midterm elections, and what a "red wave" could mean to the price of silver and gold.
My silver dealer also warns about the...