Looking for the mother lode

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Searching for the last riches of an ancient world. The sinking of two Spanish galleons hundreds of years ago has already yielded an unimaginable treasure trove. And one family have dedicated their lives to finding the rest of it. But the chances are slim, as CCTV America’s John Zarrella filed this story from Florida.

Looking for the mother lode

Looking for the mother lode

Searching for the last riches of an ancient world. The sinking of two Spanish galleons hundreds of years ago has already yielded an unimaginable treasure trove. And one family have dedicated their lives to finding the rest of it. But the chances are slim, as CCTV America's John Zarrella filed this story from Florida.

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  • Thirty years ago this July, Fisher and his team, after more than fifteen years of searching, found the mother lode from the Spanish Galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha $400-million in gold, silver, emeralds and artifacts.