Gold at the Bottom of the Ocean
We tell about the 19th century gold treasure found in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean.
During the Odyssey Marine Exploration expedition, a golden treasure was found worth $100 million.
The treasure was recovered from the shipwreck of the U.S. steamer SS Central America that operated during the times of the California Gold Rush and sunk tragically in 1857. The marine expedition, during which the wreckage of the legendary ship was discovered, was led by the chief scientist Bob Evans. He estimated that there were more than 9 tons of gold laden on board the ship.
Gold findings were submitted to a preliminary manual cleaning to one of the laboratories in Los Angeles.
Gold, which laid across the floor of the Atlantic for more than 150 years, will be the main subject of the large-scale exhibition in Los Angeles. The treasure will be exhibited at the Long Beach conference center from 22 to 24 February 2018.
Exhibits include: 3100 ancient gold coins, 45 gold bars and 36 kg of gold-bearing sand.
Part of the golden collection will be auctioned off. The starting bid of a single gold coin can reach $1 million.