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New Video from Our Divers

October 28, 2020

New Video from Our Divers

October, 2020
Museum quality "Columbia Plain Pottery" found on the Atocha site!
️⚓️ New footage of the bowl recovered from the Atocha site. Watch as Treasure Diver Tim Meade shows you the fully intact bowl discovered this month. This style pottery is known as "Columbia Plain" and is thought to be well preserved because of it's thick nature. Here is an excerpt from Archeologist Mitchell W. Marken, "CERAMICS from the Nuestra Señora de Atocha" explaining more about Columbia Plain Pottery. "The second most common ceramic tradition found on Spanish shipwrecks is the Columbia Plain type tin glazed earthenwares. These wares were used as the everyday plates (platos) and drinking bowls (escudillas) by crew and less wealthy passengers. The platos and escudillas were probably made on molds as a fair degree of uniformity exists." This find is very unique because it is fully intact and still has a good amount of glaze left on it. You can just feel the history and only imagine what it was like to be a crew member on one of these vessels.

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October 20, 2020

Amethyst Cross Pendant

✞ Whether you wear it as a symbol of religious faith or a fashion statement, our Amethyst Cross is truly beautiful. This museum quality re-creation piece was made to resemble a cross recovered by Jack Haskins in 1989 while sub-contracting with Mel Fisher Center, Inc. The shipwreck which some researchers believe to be the Nuestra Señora de la Regla (nicknamed the Cabin Wreck) was part of the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet.

This museum quality re-creation piece was made to resemble a cross recovered by Jack Haskins in 1989 while sub-contracting with Mel Fisher Center, Inc. The shipwreck which some researchers believe to be the Nuestra Señora de la Regla (nicknamed the Cabin Wreck) was part of the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet.

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October 20, 2020

Box Ring Style

August 4, 2012 a beautiful gold box ring with a 2.75 carat emerald was found on the Atocha site by the Magruder crew. This was not the first box ring found on the Atocha and Margarita site. As you can see from portrait below the box ring was very popular in this time period. Queen Elizabeth I painted by unknown English Artist, oil on panel, circa 1600, shows several examples of this style.

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Happy Memorial Day from Mel Fisher's Treasures!

May 25, 2020

Happy Memorial Day from Mel Fisher's Treasures!

Virtual Treasure Hunter

Happy Memorial Day from Mel Fisher's Treasures!
Tune in to watch KT Budde-Jones share her 1985 Memorial Day treasure find.

Today's the Day!

 

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May 09, 2020

Treasure Hunter, Syd Jones, former Capt. of Mel Fisher's salvage vessel J.B. Magruder and Operations Manager

Treasure Hunter, Syd Jones, former captain of Mel Fisher's salvage vessel J.B. Magruder and Operations Manager, shares his favorite Today's the Day moment on the Margarita shipwreck site. Tune in and here about a BIG find!

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April 29, 2020

Treasure Hunter, Andy Matroci, the captain of the JB Magruder

Treasure Hunter, Andy Matroci, the captain of the JB Magruder, brings to life the first time he found GOLD! Mel famously said, "Once you have seen the ocean bottom paved with gold, you'll never forget it!" When did you first catch gold fever?

Today's the Day!

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April 23, 2020

Treasure Hunter, A fellow Mel Fisher Treasures' diver, Jason Mark Smause

Treasure Hunter, A fellow Mel Fisher Treasures' diver, Jason Mark Smause, recounts an exciting first-hand account of the time he recovered a beautiful piece of treasure from the Santa Margarita shipwreck!

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April 09, 2020

Kim Fisher, Treasure Hunter, son of Mel Fisher

Virtual Treasure Specialist

Tonight Kim Fisher will give you an exciting Atocha history lesson!

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March 29, 2020

Taffi Fisher Collection

Did you know our Taffi Fisher Collection pieces are museum quality re-creations made with 100% Atocha Silver?
This jewelry line is made from silver bar #85A-S948 recovered from the motherload of the Spanish shipwreck, Nuestra Senora de Atocha, in July of 1985.
Watch and learn more about this jewelry line from our Virtual Treasure Specialist, Taffi Fisher Aby herself! 

https://store.melfisher.com/collect…/taffi-fisher-collection

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