Archive for April, 2014

Warhol Computer Art Discovered on 1985 Floppy Discs

A multidisciplinary group at Carnegie Mellon University has recovered three new digital images produced by Andy Warhol in 1985. The files were found on “Amiga floppy disks stored in the archives collection of The Andy Warhol Museum,” according to a news release.


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Census treasure trove from ‘lost era’ goes online – Independent.ie

MILLIONS of people worldwide are expected to access a new online treasure trove of records from a ‘lost era’ of Irish history.


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E.T.’s Home Is Found: Trove Of Atari Games Unearthed At Landfill

For decades, it was mere legend: an “Atari Dump” rumored to harbor millions of copies of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, a video game so bad that burying it in the desert seemed the best way to move on.


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Calm seas draw local treasure hunters to start their search | Photo Gallery

Calm seas have given local treasure hunters an early start to their 2014 season.


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Zimbabwe to Oust Miners From Gem Field Over Missing Revenue

Zimbabwe plans to cut the number of companies running the Marange diamond fields to one or two from seven by the end of the year after they failed to properly account for revenue, Mines Minister Walter Chidakwa said.


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Pittsburgh-built steamboat returns home

The contents of a Pittsburgh-built steamboat that was lost for 150 years are a treasure hunter’s dream.


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Sunken Gold Untouched for 157 Years Off U.S. Lures Hunter

Treasure-hunter Bob Evans has spent
half his life dreaming about the SS Central America, a pre-Civil
War steamship decaying in the lightless depths off South
Carolina. Now he’s returning to the shipwreck after 23 years.


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Meet Putnisite, the newest mineral discovered in Western Australia

Meet ‘putnisite,’ a unique mineral found in a surface outcrop at Polar Bear peninsula in western Australia. It’s unusual combination appears unrelated to other minerals.


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Mining leader denies killing Scots geologist after gem row

AN African community leader has claimed he had a good relationship with a Scottish geologist he is accused of murdering and was at his ranch three miles away when he died.


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Meet Dillon Smith: Daniel Island Treasure Hunter

The sky is clear and the tide is nearing its late morning low. Perfect conditions for Daniel Island resident Dillon Smith to begin his canvas of the island’s shoreline. “This is pretty fresh here, where the water has gone out,” he says, pointing to a patch of sand that he expects might generate some good finds. “…It’s almost like a puzzle. If you know what you’re looking for, sometimes it can come together.”


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