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I cant believe it is not butter

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So goes the advertising strapline, and my reaction to seeing this photograph of gold bars, coins, nuggets and mineral ore/specimens.

The haul of 30,000lbs, approx 1.5 tonnes was recovered from the wreck of the SS Central America from deep of off the South Carolina Coast.

The ship went down in a hurricane en route from San Francisco to New York on September 12, 1857.

The recovery from the site has been going on this year from the deep using RV by Odyssey Marine Inc.

I don't suppose there is much chance of finding out where the gold specimens/nuggets have come from - but they must be priceless in the context of when and where they were found.