Mr. L. C., a treasure seeker from the US has made a fascinating and surprising discovery with his treasure hunting instrument and bottle detector eXp 4000 (now eXp 4500) while bottle detecting along the coast of Suriname. He and his partners have excavated various old bottles and also a Spanish sword along with Spanish silver coins. The 3d ground scanner eXp 4000 is just one of the OKM instruments which can be used for bottle detection.
Here is what the lucky finder wrote:
“Within the first week of using the eXp 4000 we found over $10000 in bottles and other artifacts along the coast of Republiek Suriname. We found a Spanish sword dating from 1620 wrapped in dried leather with silver Spanish coins just this Saturday. We found 118 onion bottles in one area the first day of using the eXp 4000! It was overwhelming even insane that this thing works so well. We are still excavating the spot which is on private property. […] Thank you for an excellent machine it makes treasure hunting easier than ever!!!!!”
The treasure findings are probably from an old pirate camp site or pirate outpost. The treasure site was not visible in the first place and hidden in a cove about 150 meters from the coast, so it maybe was a secret camp site. There were signs of charred wood and also rocks who surrounded ancient fire places. Next to the fire places there were cut and chopped animal bones. At this site the old Spanish sword dating from 1640’s – 1690’s has been excavated along with various Spanish real silver coins. The coins were from the 1620’s – 1650’s. The sword was wrapped in dried leather and is in well condition.
During the excavations the team was much excited. There were these beautiful bottles everywhere around along with other artifacts. The bottles were aprox. 50 – 80 cm under ground. The ancient bottles are Dutch rums, onion bottles and wines which were designated for dutch colonies. The latest bottle found in the campsite was approx. from 1710 and the earliest was from the 1620’s. During the bottle excavation they found about 20 onion bottles with seals on them. The seals were done to show the owners of the bottle or the designation like a family crest or a colony. Bottles with seals have a much higher value than regular bottles.
The detected Spanish coins are now in the state museum for a check, if there exist similiar coins. After this check the precious coins will be given back to the finder.
“Thank you again for a wonderful piece of equipment it makes treasure hunting simple.”