Cooper’s Treasure Season 2 Finale: ‘Striking Gold’
At the beginning of the final episode of the season Darrell recalls the full season within a few moments bringing viewers up to speed on everything that has happened so far (To catch up with our recaps you can find each week here).
The crew has a meeting on board the ship. They have two days to find viable treasure or go home with only ship wreck artifacts.
Darrell brings out the splash drone. A sort of drone with an underwater camera. He lands it on the water in various spots–finally he sees ballast. He tells the crew they are diving that site. They find a modern steel shipwreck from 1900’s. They also find a bronze pin along with a silver ornate knob.
The site is a shipwreck graveyard. They think the knob was on a chest in the captains quarters.
The team dives again and find more ballasts along with spikes and what Darrell believes is a crucible–an object that resembles a cannonball with a hole at the top. They also find a piece of burnt wood.
Darrell believes the gold dust and nuggets they found point to them smelting the gold and making solid gold bars.
Jim meanwhile finds a bracket or brace to a door as well as a metal device used to secure cargo. The device would use netting to lash down cargo to keep the ship from sinking. At this point in the episode Jim recalls an expedition he was on when astronaut Gus Grisham’s space capsule left him stranded in the ocean and he needed to be rescued.
During that 200-mile rescue mission in Floridian waters a small blip was found. It was a shipwreck. A gold snuff-box containing a paper from Jamaica dated 1809 held 13 gold coins later they found out were silver coins.
Mike instructed views after finding lead sheathing–that lead meant it was an older shipwreck. If the team discovered copper, that would mean the wreck was more modern. Mike then tells of an expedition where he joined Jim on the Santa Marguerite. They found a box like lead sheathing packed with saltwater pearls one as big as a jawbreaker.
They dive yet again. While digging in a deep sand pit next to a natural formation Darrell finds two English gold coins.
He and Eric are ecstatic. They radio Mike and Jim who drop everything to go see Darrell’s find.
With only a couple of hours of daylight they dive hoping to find more treasure. Nothing else is found and Darrell reluctantly comes aboard.
In a few weeks they will continue looking but we will not know until Season 3 if he found anything else. The season wraps with Darrell complying with Bahamas antiquities government on his find.
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