Florida law states that you can keep any treasure found between the low water tide line to the high water tide line...

Solid gold plate found on a Spanish galleon off the coast of Florida.
People have found treasure just lying on the beach after a strong storm and tide. In fact the treasure hunter in this story found a twelve-foot gold, four sided chain with carved gold flowers on each link, just hanging in the palmettos while walking the beach. Talk about luck!

Quartz cannonball and gold bars.


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