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Old 03-15-2009, 05:19 AM
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I'm currently offering a reward for the ring depicted in the picture. It's as close as I can remember. It's last known location was a pawn shop in Dallas(Oak Cliff) in the 1980's. (I sold it after breaking up with my girlfriend) I had given it to her as a gift, and took it back upon the splitup. I sold it before realizing it was part of a hoard of gold and silver buried by the Mexican Army in 1846. I'm in the process of looking for a photo of either my mother or the girlfriend wearing it, for a better image of it. It is 24k with a large reddish purple stone of unknown type and has no inner band markings of any kind.
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:22 AM
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Id start with the pawn shop mate , these guys keep records.Always a chance the ring sits there still too.


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Old 03-15-2009, 09:03 AM
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Wow...good luck... well worth hunting down... RickO


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Old 03-15-2009, 10:56 AM
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Good luck finding it.

Most unusual to find a 24K ring holding a stone. 14K is so soft that it would be hard to keep the stone in place.

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Old 03-15-2009, 12:14 PM
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Wow! I hope you locate it.

If you do, I hope you post some pics.

How did get your hands on it in the first place?

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Old 03-15-2009, 01:27 PM
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I found it inside a palm tree in Brownsville, Texas. It was a marker for the cartload of gold that sits below where the palm tree once stood. That's what I'm currently working on. We are planning a trip down there on the 20th of this month (next friday) to attempt a recovery. I already have secured permission in the form of a letter of authority to recover historical artifacts. (I just didn't mention to them what type of artifacts I would be attempting to recover) is that bad?
The whole cache consists of 8 cartloads of gold and silver coins, jewels, jewellry, religious artifacts, geneological heirlooms (the ring) and no telling what else. I've not been able to locate a manifest or document in any archives that would contain a list of the buried items, so it's any bodies guess...the estimated value of the hoard in 1846 was $250,000.00, but I quess to get it to todays standards...times that by 20? But one has to consider the fact that just one coin could be a rare key dated coin worth millions not to mention the jewels...so I would just guess it at "priceless"?
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Old 03-15-2009, 04:28 PM
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Interesting. I just hope you've got all of your t's are crossed and your i's are dotted.

GOOD LUCK! And please do keep us informed.

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"I found it inside a palm tree in Brownsville, Texas. It was a marker for the cartload of gold that sits below where the palm tree once stood."

Best of luck , just that part confuses me , a palm tree can indeed survive approx 150 years tops.A value extimate in 1846 , the ring presumably in place by then.
Would it be fair to say that tree is long gone ?How do you propose locating the same spot after 30 years?


Im also perplexed how you came to know whats buried there?

"The whole cache consists of 8 cartloads of gold and silver coins, jewels, jewellry, religious artifacts, geneological heirlooms (the ring) and no telling what else. I've not been able to locate a manifest or document in any archives that would contain a list of the buried items, so it's any bodies guess"

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I would delete that letter. It shows the address. If you don't want your stuff found before you get there remove the address at least.

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I would delete that letter. It shows the address. If you don't want your stuff found before you get there remove the address at least.
Good point! :tumble:

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Quick everyone, Brownsville, between those roads and the water is the treasure of a lifetime!!! GO GO GO!

Looks like a good document to flash at homeowners who don't want you to dig their property.

For what it's worth, I hope this is all real and natf's a rich man in the near future, be an unimaginable find

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Let's not get mean.

Let's just hope NATF2 can provide some answers to our questions.

Im legitimately curious about NATF. I'd like to know if it is really, well, real.

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Speaking of addresses, the D&B lists the NATF address as: 3742 Parks School House Rd, Waxahachie, Texas 75165. A Google map search shows ....
nada.

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