The silvery-white metal is one of six platinum group elements (PGEs) found in the Periodic Table of the Elements. The others are iridium, osmium, platinum, rhodium and ruthenium.

I was watching The Curse of Oak Island and they found Palladium in wood samples at over 100 feet deep in the Money Pit area. They believe that this wood comes from a tunnel. Palladium was discovered in 1803 by the English chemist William Hyde Wollaston and was named after the asteroid Pallas, which had been discovered a few years earlier.

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Gary Drayton

Patience, Persistence, and Perseverance

Just what is a “top pocket find” or a “bobby dazzler”? We’ll look into the metal detector expert, and treasure hunter, Gary Drayton, and find out. He was born May 30, 1961, in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England, UK, and spent many years as a bottle digger.

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Arsenical Bronze

It is still not entirely clear to what extent arsenic was deliberately added to copper

Arsenical bronze is an alloy in which arsenic, as opposed to or in addition to tin or other constituent metals, is combined with copper to make bronze. I was watching “The Curse of Oak Island”[1] and Gary Drayton[2] found a trade token while metal detecting. It turned out to be made of arsenical bronze.

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Dr. Edward Lee Spence: Underwater Archeologist

Known as the “Indiana Jones of the Sea.”

Edward Lee Spence is a pioneer in underwater archaeology who studies shipwrecks and sunken treasure. He was born in November of 1947 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. He started dreaming of shipwrecks by age 5 and found his first wreck at 12 years old.

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Travis S. Taylor

Travis Shane Taylor was born in Decatur, Alabama on July 24, 1968. His father, Charles Taylor, worked for Wyle Laboratories, as a machinist, who subcontracted with NASA in the 1960s building America’s first satellites with Wernher von Braun. At 17, Travis built a radio telescope that won the state science fair, placing 6th in the nation.

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The Voice of Robert Clotworthy

Robert Clotworthy was born October 24, 1955 in Los Angeles, California. He was named after his uncle, Bob Clotworthy, who won the 1956 Gold Medal, at the Olympic Games in Melbourne, for Spring Board Diving. He began voice acting at the age of 15, his father was a producer of radio commercials. Robert would tag along with him to work and met some of the greatest such as Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Mel Blanc and June Foray.

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