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"Discovery Channel is giving viewers an inside look at what is being touted as one of the "greatest deep-sea treasure quests of all time" in a new series called Silver Rush.
The three-part series, narrated by Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs), follows the deep-sea recovery team Odyssey Marine Exploration as it recovered a record-breaking 48 tons of silver bullion from the World War II shipwreck SS Gairsoppa -- making it the deepest and heaviest cargo recovery in history -- this past summer.
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The Odyssey crew first hit the jackpot five years ago with the discovery of the "Black Swan," a Colonial-era site with 17 tons of silver and gold worth hundreds of millions of dollars. However, after a five-year legal battle, Odyssey was forced to hand over the treasure to Spain, one of the nations that claimed the treasure.
Devastated, OME founder/CEO Greg Stemm and his crew set a goal of locating and excavating three shipwrecks worth as much as $1 billion in one season. One of them was the SS Gairsoppa, a freighter that was torpedoed in 1941 off the coast of Ireland that was said to have silver bars potentially worth $200 million. However, the challenge was that the shipwreck lies deeper than the Titanic at nearly three miles below the surface of the North Atlantic.
The other two shipwrecks they targeted were the SS Mantola, an ocean liner sunk in 1917 in 8,000 feet of water off the Irish coast, with a silver cargo worth an estimated $20 million; and HMS Victory, the flagship of the royal navy located in the English Channel, which was lost in 1744 and may have carried $1 billion worth of gold."
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These Silver Rush episodes will be great. I'm looking
forward to some entertaining TV and just 3 weeks away!
It would be good if they get approval for Recovery before
the programming starts. Being in just 300ft. down is going
to make recovery much faster than 2000 or 3000 feet down-
or 14000 feet. Hopefully they will start where there were large
amounts of metals. I'm sure they have their plans in place. The
Explorer is getting prepared and will be fully equipped. First
things first (the approval) which could happen any day now. I
was told there would be an announcement by the end of the
month, so I guess the Discovery news was it. Not what I was expecting,
but still good.. I think we are going to have a bunch of PR"s in
Feb-March-April and then a Quiet period when they begin the
G&M recoveries. This is just speculation on my part and a risky
investment-but very rewarding if they are successful and I believe
they will have a VERY GOOD YEAR.