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Yama#a's gold, also referred to as the Yama#a treasure, is the name given to the alleged war loot stolen in Southeast Asia by Japanese forces during World War II and hidden in caves, tunnels, underground complexes, or just underground in the Philippines. It is named for the Japanese general Tomoyuki Yama#a, nicknamed "The Tiger of Malaya".
Though accounts that the treasure remains hidden in the Philippines have lured treasure hunters from around the world for over fifty years, its existence is dismissed by most experts.
The rumored treasure has been the subject of a complex lawsuit that was filed in a Hawaiian state court in 1988 involving a Filipino treasure hunter, Rogelio Roxas, and the former Philippine president, Ferdinand Marcos.
originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: ignorant_ape
appologies for " reply to self " - but i was in hurry - and now edit window expired :
i am deeply suspicious of these " gold bars "
my additional concerns are :
2 - the bar density - gold = 19.3g / cm3 and they so not SEEM to me to be handling it like it has the mass a real gold bar would
3 - drilling - i have never actually drilled a gold bar - but i have drilled a LOT of other metals of varying density hardness , ductility and maleability and the swarf // chips dont look " right " to me
thats all for now
originally posted by: PRSpinster
a reply to: Shangralah
And the value would be greatly affected. There's a chain of ownership tied to gold and mints who buy it need to be able to trace that ownership. Otherwise, you could lose up to 60% of value on the open market.