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Hunters close to finding 395-year-old sunken treasure off Florida coast

Posted: Feb 08, 2018 6:00 PM Updated:
KEY WEST, Fla. -

People are calling it the largest discovery of sunken treasure in 30 years, and it's somewhere off of the Florida coast.

The Spanish merchant ship carrying the treasure, called "Consellacion," was traveling through Florida waters in 1622 when it went down during a hurricane.

In an undisclosed location off the coast of Key West, treasure hunters may be on the verge of finding the loot, filled with gold, silver, and emeralds.

"You know, maybe 150 million, something like that," said hunter Kim Fisher of the treasure's worth. "Yeah, it's worth going after."

So, who gets to keep it all if found?

Most of it will probably return to Spain, but the hunters who find it, as well as the American government, will likely get a cut, too.

 

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