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Surprise! USG will indeed put up a military camp app. 18 kms north of the city. Zobex is quite true.  And yes PNoy will be long gone even if he was instrumental in this. Ok maybe not, he might be in prison by then
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General Talk about ANYTHING Regarding TREASURE HUNTING / Re: Who Said What ??
« Last post by Voyager on June 10, 2016, 10:44:32 AM »
what I've learned is that all mining activities - even the big ones - were given a moratorium subject for review since many of these agreements were very unfavorable to the government and many are damaging the environment.  The goal of the incoming govt. is to stop damage to the environment and follow the system of other soNothingt countries where the govt. gets the big pie and operators are given royalties - not the other way around.

You know big names - many politicians- own these concessions so there were also affected. I know a Duterte supporter who spent billions to buy an island, bought 5 bulldozers and several backhoes, stocked drums of fuel are is about to start operation but has to stop. 
So far no word re small-scale  local THunting activities.  Only the ones employing backhoes and doing open-pit excavation were stopped.  To be fair many THs don't bother to fill back in the soil they excavated resulting to unnecessary drowning of children thus instigating ill-feeling of local LGU officials and media thereby affecting all THs. Maybe it's time to be responsible
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General Chat about WWII LOOT / Re: Ark Of Covenant
« Last post by Covert Research on June 08, 2016, 10:29:03 PM »
Would you like to see it?

Covert
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General Chat about WWII LOOT / Re: Ark Of Covenant
« Last post by Covert Research on June 08, 2016, 09:59:33 PM »
Fom1113 is pretty much spot on the money. It is under the Dome of rock now under Muslim control. Israel to get there hands on it would start WW3, because they would have violate the sacred Muslim mosque build on top of the dome of the Rock.
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500 year-old shipwreck loaded with gold found in Namibian desert
June 7, 2016 / http://www.foxnews.com/science/2016/06/07/500-year-old-shipwreck-loaded-with-gold-found-in-namibian-desert.html

Diamond miners recently discovered a ship that went down 500 years ago after draining a man-made lagoon on Namibia’s coast. While shipwrecks are often found along Africa’s Skeleton Coast, this one just so happened to be loaded with $13,000,000 worth of gold coins.

It also answers a centuries–old mystery and is what some archaeologists are calling one of the most significant shipwrecks ever found.

The wreck was first discovered along the coast near Oranjemund by geologists from the mining company De Beers in April 2008. One reason it took centuries to find is because it was underneath the ocean floor.

“The mining site concerned was actually located in the surf zone, where the violent action of the waves theoretically made mining impossible,” archaeologist Dr. Dieter Noli told FoxNews.com. “So what the chaps do is push up a huge sea-wall with bulldozers parallel to the beach, with the ends running back to the beach.  The result is a large man-made lagoon, with the surf pounding on the outside.  Then they pump the sea-water out of the lagoon.”

It was in this drained lagoon that the wreck was discovered. Noli, who is chief archaeologist of the Southern Africa Institute of Maritime Archaeological Research, wasn’t too surprised– with the abundance of shipwrecks on the coast (Portuguese sailors once called it “The Gates of Hell”), he knew the geologists would turn up something sooner or later.

“Having first started doing archaeological work…for the mine in 1996, I had at that point been preaching to them for a dozen years that ‘one day’ they would find a shipwreck, and to let me know when they do,” he told Foxnews.com. “When asked what exactly I was really expecting to find, I said ‘a Spanish sword and a bag of gold.’”

A day after the discovery, the geologists notified Noli that they’d found some ‘strange stuff’ on the beach– bits of metal, wood, copper half-spheres and what looked like copper or bronze pipes. They emailed him an image of one of the “pipes,” which Noli immediately recognized to be a piece of 16th century artillery.

“I phoned [Chief geologist Juergen Jacob] back and told him that said pipes were in fact rather old breech-loading cannons. ‘How old?’ he wanted to know. ‘1535, give or take two months,’ I suggested. Since the ship wound up being from 1533, that was a pretty close guess!” 

While there are plenty of shipwrecks in the area, almost all of them are “recent”– as in having sunk only in the last 120 years or so. The oldest shipwreck found in the area at that point was The Vlissingen, which went ashore in Meob Bay in 1747.

Upon his arrival to the site, Noli realized pretty quickly this new find would be the oldest one yet.

“Once [there], the copper half-spheres had me flummoxed,” he said. “But then I saw the wooden stock of a matchlock musket lying at my feet.  Picking it up, I saw that the style of the stock – made to fit against the cheek, rather than against the shoulder – indicated that it was from the early century, matching the age of the cannons. Right then I knew that we had a ship from the early 16th century and that there would be a lot to find in very good nick, because if the stock of a musket survived, a LOT of other stuff would have done so as well.

Once they realized what they had on their hands, Noli went about trying to convince the Namdeb Corp. to let them work more on the site– no easy task, considering the huge cost of keeping the site dry for two weeks beyond the mining period and maintaining the sea-wall, which is a 24/7 job for two D-9 dozers, a fleet of trucks and some really huge pumps. In the end, he simply let the pictures of spoils from the dig do the talking.

According to Noli, “As luck would have it, we found the treasure chest on day six.  Academic arguments are all very well, but once you have literally filled your hat with an 25.5 lb mixture of Spanish and Portuguese gold coins (there were indeed swords as well), the value of the site is no longer in doubt.”

The ship was identified as The Bom Jesus, or “The Good Jesus”, a Portuguese ship that went missing 500 years ago while en route to India. The ship was loaded down with gold, tin, ivory tusks, and 44,000 pounds of copper ingots when it apparently went to its watery grave. In fact, it was the copper ingots that ended up playing a key role in the wreck’s preservation.

“Marine organisms may like wood, leather book covers, peach pips, jute sacking and leather shoes, but copper really puts them off their food – so a lot of stuff survived the 500 years on the bottom of the sea which should really not have done so,” Noli said. “All this adds up to an extremely unusual situation, which led to truly excellent preservation of an in any event unique site.”

How the ship went down and what it was doing off a notorious stretch of coast famous for its storms and fog remains unknown, though Noli has his theories.

He believes that a combination of too much heavy cargo and poor weather made the captain decide to run the vessel ashore by putting out his bow anchors and slowly beaching her. The ship then hit a blinder in the surf zone, where she heeled over in the pounding waves. All attempts to free her failed and she broke up, starting with the superstructure.

“The treasure chest fell free from the captain’s cabin, sinking intact to the seabed, where it was subsequently crushed, pinned down and protected by a massive piece of the side of the ship which broke free from the disintegrating hull,” Noli theorized.

As for what it was doing off the coast, he’s hoping Portuguese records may shine some light on the matter.

PHOTO 1: One of the gold coins discovered in the Namibian shipwreck (Dieter Noli).

PHOTO 2: A coin and rosary beads discovered in the Namibian shipwreck (Dieter Noli).

PHOTO 3: Gold coins and a cannon discovered in the Namibian shipwreck (Dieter Noli).
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Northstar Sir,
Ive checked those values including 4ft deep @ 6.8m &9m away. Its negative. The other mango tree is pressumed to be at east side of the existing mango tree approx. 15m apart.
Thank you.
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General Talk about ANYTHING Regarding TREASURE HUNTING / Re: Who Said What ??
« Last post by ZOBEX on June 07, 2016, 03:39:03 PM »
nice read.

http://www.staradvertiser.com/nyt/mysterious-blast-in-philippines-fuels-dutertes-hatred-of-u-s/

All the more reason I don't want to go back to PH after nearly 30 years.  I'll set and watch the circus play out.

It's always the people who get hurt in these games.  God bless the poor.

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General Talk about ANYTHING Regarding TREASURE HUNTING / Re: Who Said What ??
« Last post by ZOBEX on June 07, 2016, 03:31:28 PM »
i did not heard that digong said stop treasure hunting diggings instead  he said stop irresponsible mining... it is known that digong is a treasure hunter who recovered some th sites here in davao but its unfair to him for us to say that he did not allowed th in davao city because lot of diggings happened anywhere in davao city of course you have to be secretive with your operation...

What I have been told today from Mindanao, the Manobo's have been told that the bunkers in their area belong to the muslims and so does their ancestral land.  That was done yesterday and the Manobo's contacted me today.  Before the Muslims tried to penetrate the area with the AFP but the Manobos pushed them back out and it became to public news so they called of the intrusion.  Now the new president told the muslims he is going to deliver the Manobo lands and bunkers to them.  The Manobos are talking about war again, they have no choice.  The Manobo's are grouping up, in one clan is 160,000 Manobo.  I was surprised to see that many in the mountains.  Not looking good.  All small scale mining to stop.  So they were told.

We will see.

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General Talk about ANYTHING Regarding TREASURE HUNTING / Re: Who Said What ??
« Last post by gold_digger on June 07, 2016, 02:43:47 PM »
i did not heard that digong said stop treasure hunting diggings instead  he said stop irresponsible mining... it is known that digong is a treasure hunter who recovered some th sites here in davao but its unfair to him for us to say that he did not allowed th in davao city because lot of diggings happened anywhere in davao city of course you have to be secretive with your operation...
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