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expedition to Cocos Island, the supposed hiding place of the “Treasure of Lima”

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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 06:21 AM
interesting expedition under way...

interesting in the fact that when/If the hoard of jewels, gold, silver, valuables & treasures is discovered...
the expedition must immediately cease their efforts & turn over the operation to the authorities

the whole island & surrounding bays & waters will be given what ammounts to a detailed CAT SCAN

read the article for the types of drilling & penetrating radar being employed

(thanks for the help, Kryties )

British expedition to Pacific 'treasure island' where pirates buried their plunder

here's a couple of outtakes:

A British explorer is heading to a deserted Pacific “treasure island” where nineteenth century pirates are said to have stashed a multi million pound hoard of gold, silver and jewellery stolen from the Spanish.

The site (a 9 square mile Island), credited by some as the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, is uninhabited and around 350 miles off the coast of Costa Rica, of which it is a part.

Shaun Whitehead is leading an archaeological expedition to Cocos Island, the supposed hiding place of the “Treasure of Lima” – one of the world’s most fabled missing treasures....
An original inventory showed 113 gold religious statues, one a life-size Virgin Mary, 200 chests of jewels, 273 swords with jewelled hilts, 1,000 diamonds, solid gold crowns, 150 chalices and hundreds of gold and silver bars.

The island, which is said to have been the inspiration for Jurassic Park, the book and film about an island on which dinosaurs are recreated, is home to hundreds of unusual species.

A further 350 tons of gold raided from Spanish ships by nineteenth century British sailor, Captain Bennett Graham, is also said to be there, while a Portuguese pirate, Benito “Bloody Sword” Bonito, also operating in the nineteenth century, is said to have hidden gains there to

all-in-all an interesting operation and project of discovery...

wonder if anything Mayan will be discovered there during the intensive expedition of maqpping & discovery....


sorry about the's more from the actual page:

...The team’s research will concentrate on the areas around three of the island’s four bays, which have been most used by visitors.

The team plan to use a small, unmanned helicopter, fitted with specialist cameras, to fly above the nine mile square island, which will enable them to make a computer-generated 3D map of the landscape.

They will then use a snakelike robot that can be dragged across the parts of island and, using ground penetrating radar, detect voids and cavities up to a depth of around 60ft. This data will be added to the 3D map to identify any likely concealed caves.

After this, a team will use a specialist “keyhole” drill, which can reach more than 100ft, to dig down into the cave. A probe camera can be sent down through the 1in diameter.

The 10-day expedition will also involve extensive archaeological, geological and ecological research and Mr Whitehead is at pains to stress they are not simply going there on a treasure hunt.

The team, of around 15, involves researchers from the University of Costa Rica and the Senckenberg Insitute – a natural history research organisation based in Germany. ...

i will investigate why the hyper links not working... thanks
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OK... go to the main page:

scroll down to the first sub link that is about the Treasure Island... sorry no working hyper link available

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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 06:28 AM
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Link is broken....

HERE IT IS fixed for you

Fascinating stuff mate, I'll be following this closely. Cheers for the heads up!

EDIT: For future reference long urls wont work for some reason. Just put them in [ url ] tags like I did above.
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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 06:39 AM
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Appreciate the help

i don't try the links in the 'REVIEW' of the OP... i only tried the link after i had already typed the text

there's gotta be a better way to do this in the future

thanks again

posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 07:25 AM
reply to post by St Udio

I was reading this yesterday on one of the links you posted, certainly interesting stuff. The guy also seems to know his stuff - he was the one that got permission to explore hidden shafts at the Giza pyramids. You don't get that sort of clearance without a hell of a lot of expertise in your field.

Also interesting to note that he intends to employ intelligence on his search. By that, i mean he has effectively already ruled out many places as just not being practical or as already having been searched by a whole host of interested parties.

Thanks for posting this. Rather than trying to find the original article months down the line, it is much better to know it is already here on ATS.

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