What Treasures Could Be Buried Beneath Your Farmland?

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By Titan Outlet Store January 14, 2014 11:33

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What treasures could be buried beneath your farmland?

The year 2013 had two amazing discoveries beneath the soil one of them being on Minnesota farmland and another a Welsh farmer.  Rain and natural erosion is the cause of soil shifting amongst the topsoil, where treasures have shown up that wouldn’t have been found otherwise. It might just be a right time and right place sort of ordeal, but rare moments have provided some with extraordinary finds.

 

In 2013, Producer Bruce Lilienthal hit a jackpot he dug up a large unusual rock in Minnesota. He dragged it to his driveway and after his wife suspected it was a meteorite they were proven right. The rock was an asteroid chunk, which could bring in a hefty sum if sold. In 2012, a 10.5-ounce Martian meteorite sold for around $10.5 million dollars. No word has been heard on what the Lilienthal’s decided to do with their treasure.

Bruce Lilienthal and his wife Nelva holding the piece of a meteorite he found beneath the soil on his Minnesota farmland. Photo Credit: astrobob.areavoices.com

 

Ifor Edwards, a Welsh farmer, lost his keys in his fields in 2013 he called upon a man with a metal detector to come out and assist him in finding them. Massey found not only his keys; he also found 14 coins from the 14th and 15th centuries. The coins were expected to sell for around $750 each split between the two. The best part is that Edwards had only bought the land three years before.

 

Dating back a couple years in 2009, after walking farmland for nearly 20 years with a metal detector, David Crisp makes a discovery. He found 52,503 coins in Somerset, England. Experts believed they had been purposely buried there sometime in the third century as an offering to the gods by the landowners. The market value was approximated at around $1.6 million for the 350 pounds of coins.

 

Another discovery in 2009 had been initiated from the farmland getting ripped up by UK farmer Fred Johnson; Terry Herbert used his metal detector to find the largest hoard of gold from the period ever. The estimated value of the weapons, gears, crosses, and individual pieces of silver and gold was $5.4 million.

 

It’s only a waiting game before more treasures are found beneath the soil. Metal detectors might become a thing of the future for some. Happy Soil Hunting!

 

-McKenzy Olson, Titan Outlet Store Team

 

http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/what-treasure-buried-beneath-farmland?page=2

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By Titan Outlet Store January 14, 2014 11:33
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