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Spanish galleon laden with £13bn in gold found at bottom of Caribbean Sea, 300 years after sinking

Spanish galleon laden with £13bn in gold found at bottom of Caribbean Sea, 300 years after sinkingUS scientists found a Spanish galleon laden with treasure worth up to £12.6bn at the bottom of the Caribbean Sea, more than 300 years after it sank. The San Jose, considered the holy grail of shipwrecks, was discovered three years ago off the coast of Colombia but few details were released at the time. The 62-gun, three-masted galleon sank in June 1708, during a battle with British ships in the War of Spanish Succession, with the loss of nearly 600 lives.



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Man who was told rare gold coin was fake set to become millionaire after experts realise it is genuine

Man who was told rare gold coin was fake set to become millionaire after experts realise it is genuineA man who was told a gold coin in his possession was a fake is set to become a millionaire after experts realised it was the real deal. The collector, who wished to remain anonymous, was convinced his coin was a fraudulent replica of a special $ 5 coin produced by the San Francisco Mint at the height of the California Gold Rush in 1854. Coin dealers agreed with him, since only three out of the 268 Liberty Head Half Eagles made were known to have survived into modern times.



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Treasure hunters and FBI search for lost Civil War gold in Pennsylvania

Treasure hunters and FBI search for lost Civil War gold in PennsylvaniaA story that $ 55 million in Union gold was lost during the Civil War has long been dismissed as a myth — but this week, a team of FBI agents joined the search in rural Pennsylvania.



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Russian runway paved with gold

Russian runway paved with goldA Russian plane loaded with precious metals lost its glittering cargo on take-off Thursday, scattering the runway with gold and silver. The cargo of bars of concentrated ore used to transport the precious metals weighed 9.3 tonnes. “As it gathered height, the cargo door became damaged due to the shifting of cargo” and “part of the cargo was scattered on the runway,” Russia’s Investigative Committee said in a statement on Telegram.



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Tonnes of gold and silver bars fall from Russian plane 

Tonnes of gold and silver bars fall from Russian plane A Russian plane loaded with precious metals lost its glittering cargo on take-off Thursday, scattering the runway with gold and silver. The Antonov plane was taking off after refuelling in an airport at Yakutsk in Siberia when its cargo door flew open – dropping nearly 200 bars from the Kupol gold mine in the remote Chukotka region, investigators said. The cargo of bars of concentrated ore used to transport the precious metals weighed 9.3 tonnes. "As it gathered height, the cargo door became damaged due to the shifting of cargo" and "part of the cargo was scattered on the runway," Russia's Investigative Committee said in a statement on Telegram. The plane was forced to land back at the airport, and police immediately sealed off the area to prevent locals from rushing to the scene of the rare windfall, Yakutmedia local news site reported. It posted a video of what looked like large white-ish bricks lying on the runway. Ok. Gold rain drops looked that way on Yakutsk Airport’s runway. Pretty heavy and sonorous… Video by transport police from Whatsapp. pic.twitter.com/YYiO1P6lh7— Bolot Bochkarev (@yakutia) March 15, 2018 "172 bars have been found weighing around 3.4 tonnes," the local interior ministry told TASS state news agency. "Only part of the gold fell out – altogether there were around nine tonnes in there." Kupol mine where the cargo came from is operated by Canada-based mining company Kinross Gold. Precious metal ingots on the runway of the airport of Yakutsk Credit: Transport Police/Twitter And apparently none of the valuable cargo is missing, A Russian spokesman for the company, Stanislav Borodyuk, told Interfax news agency that "all the cargo has been picked up, there are no losses." A hole was ripped in the side of the plane, allowing its precious cargo to escape Credit: Youtube  He said the bars were Dore, a semi-pure alloy of silver and gold. Investigators say the problem on take-off was likely due to the cargo not being properly stabilised.



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More Than $300M in Gold Falls From Sky After Hatch Blows Open on Russian Cargo Plane

More Than $  300M in Gold Falls From Sky After Hatch Blows Open on Russian Cargo PlaneMore than three tons of gold fell from a Russian cargo plane.



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U.S. team takes the gold in curling, a dramatic win and historic Olympic moment

U.S. team takes the gold in curling, a dramatic win and historic Olympic momentDespite the insane odds, Team USA is bringing home a gold medal for a beloved sport which confuses many: curling.   It's the sort of story that prompts a cinematic retelling years later. After losing to Norway less than a week ago, the U.S. men's curling team was put into the tough spot of being one loss away from elimination. John Shuster, along with teammates Tyler George, Matt Hamilton, John Landsteiner, and alternate Joe Polo then went on to win five consecutive matches while their home country was asleep on Saturday. The team's final win against Sweden with a 10-7 victory made Olympic history as the first gold medal the U.S. team has ever won in the sport.  SEE ALSO: Here's how Simone Biles is chasing academic gold Unlike Sweden, which was ranked first in curling, the United States is not known for the sport, despite surging interest in recent years. The odd sport warranted a Mashable explainer. You know, so those cheering on Team USA could feel a little more comfortable and a little less confused.  Shuster has become the de facto face of U.S. curling, given that he's competed in the last four Winter Olympics, consecutively. According to the
New York Times, Shuster was ready to give up after losing to Norway last week. John Shuster of the United States reacts in the game against Sweden during the Curling Men's Gold Medal game during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.Image: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images"This is silly," Shuster told himself. "I’m getting my heart broken, I feel like, by this sport — and this is silly. Seriously, this is the Olympics." But miraculously,  Shuster managed to band his team together, and do what many thought was impossible. The team lead pulled off the "biggest shot in the history of American curling" on Saturday night, according to the
Times. The shot cleared two Swedish stones with his final rock of the eighth end which scored him 5 points. This move made Team USA impassable. “During the entire end, we could kind of feel it building,” Shuster said. “Their margin for error got incredibly small.” Congrats to Team USA, and especially Shuster. Someone's going to need to update this Urban Dictionary submission, which defines "shuster" as "a verb meaning to fail to meet expectations, particularly at a moment critical for success or even slightly respectable results." WATCH: Step inside this mind-bending studio where every painting is an optical illusion



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NRA representative says media ‘loves mass shootings’ as ‘crying white mothers are ratings gold’

NRA representative says media ‘loves mass shootings’ as ‘crying white mothers are ratings gold’A National Rifle Association spokeswoman accused the media of loving mass shootings because they boost viewership. You guys love it,” NRA representative Dana Loesch said during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Last week’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 people dead, has attracted intensive media coverage – as has the aftermath, which has seen some survivors demanding more gun control.



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Shaun White apologizes for letting American flag drag on ground following gold medal win

Shaun White apologizes for letting American flag drag on ground following gold medal winShaun White has apologized after footage of him dragging the American flag through the snow after his stunning victory in the men's halfpipe sparked outrage on Twitter.



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Chloe Kim’s Dad Celebrates The ‘American Dream’ After 17-Year-Old’s Gold Medal Win

Chloe Kim’s Dad Celebrates The ‘American Dream’ After 17-Year-Old’s Gold Medal WinThe father of U.S. snowboarding sensation Chloe Kim had a message for reporters after her spectacular Olympic gold medal win on Tuesday.



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