Gold Dust

Over 2,000 flakes and specks of gold in its natural form have been found mostly in the area of the shipwreck related to the vessel's stern. Although valuables were not expected to be found on the wreck because of the circumstances of its sinking, several historical accounts place some 20 lbs. of West African gold dust on board the Concorde. The interiors of several flakes of the gold have been analyzed, and each is between 65% and 91% pure gold, while the exteriors feature a high purity gold rim, nearly 100% gold. Read more »

Identifier:
QAR346.000
Institution:
Queen Anne's Revenge