The Golden Tool
The tool weighs only an ounce, but its value is around $100,000. It belonged to someone alive during the late 16th or early 17th century. The divers, were searching for the shipwreck of the Spanish galleon Santa Margarita that sank in a 1622 hurricane, also recovered ceramic pieces, spikes, ships’ fittings, rigging elements and two skeleton keys.
The search for Santa Margarita artifacts began more than a quarter-century ago by the late, famous Key West . Almost a year ago, Blue Water divers also located gold bars, gold chains and a lead box containing thousands of pearls that were carried by the Margarita. The value of that previous find was estimated at more than $2 million. Hopefully, divers will be able to find the wreck itself soon.