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1,000 ounces of gold recovered from sunken ship

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Odyssey Marine Exploration of Tampa, Florida, announced Monday the gold was recovered during a reconnaissance dive on the wreck of the S.S. Central America last month. Odyssey Marine Exploration of Tampa, Florida, announced Monday the gold was recovered during a reconnaissance dive on the wreck of the S.S. Central America last month.
CHARLESTON, SC - An expedition to recover the remaining treasure from the wreck of a 19th-century steamship off South Carolina has recovered nearly 1,000 ounces of gold.  The Odyssey Marine Exploration, recently in Charleston, estimates there is 86 million dollars worth of gold still underwater.
    
Odyssey Marine Exploration of Tampa, Florida, announced Monday the gold was recovered during a reconnaissance dive on the wreck of the S.S. Central America last month.
    
An expedition is expected to be on site until late summer recovering the rest of the gold from the ship that yielded about $50 million a quarter century ago before legal entanglements shut down the recovery.
    
Investors in Ohio said they provided money for the initial expedition but never received any return. An Ohio judge cleared the way for the new expedition in March.
    
In 1857 During a hurricane in 1857 the S.S. Central America went down off the carolina coast, taking 425 crew and passengers with it and also millions of dollars worth of gold..
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