Printer Friendly

Visa Gold Explorations Recovers Diamonds and Historic Artifacts as Excavation Efforts Continue at Spanish Ship Wreck The Palemon.

Business Editors

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 21, 2000

Visa Gold Explorations Inc. (CDNX:YVL.) is pleased to announce that artifacts continue to be retrieved from the wreck site of the Spanish brigantine, the Palemon.

The shipwreck, located in Cuban waters, was discovered by Visa Gold Explorations earlier this year. The Spanish ship, the Palemon, sank in April 1839 enroute to Havana from France.


 Among the items recently recovered and restored:

- 36 loose diamonds ranging in size and quality

- Broach embedded with 27 diamonds

- Assorted gold jewelry including charms, earrings, chains,
 necklaces and bola

- Semi precious emeralds, rubies and other fine stones

- Crystal wine decanters and wine bottles

- Porcelain cream containers

- French perfume bottles

- Ornamental saddle pieces

- Musket and cannon balls of varying sizes

- Various ivory items

- Billiard balls

- Buttons

- Cutlery

- Glass artifacts

- Stirrups


On November 16th, Visa Gold completed a 22-day excavation and recovery program at the Palemon dive site. Items recovered from this campaign are currently being catalogued, cleaned and restored. Visa Gold anticipates having an update for shareholders in the future. Additionally, Visa Gold will commence the final 22-day excavation and recovery program for the year 2000 beginning November 25th.

Visa Gold's on-line Image Gallery, located at http://wwwvisagoldexplorations.com contains new artifact photos as well as pictures of the Company's successful exhibit at the 18th Annual Havana International Fair 2000. The week long fair allowed the Company to showcase some of the restored Palemon artifacts to several thousand visitors including prominent dignitaries.

The fascinating history of the Palemon can now be read on Visa Gold's website, under Explorations. "Thanks to extensive research by Carisub S.A.'s archaeologists and historians, we've been able to piece together the story of the ship's origins, crew and fateful last voyage," stated Paramjit Chhatwal, Operations Manager of Visa Gold Explorations Inc.

ABOUT VISA GOLD EXPLORATIONS INC.

Visa Gold Explorations Inc. is party to a joint venture agreement with its Cuban partner, Geomar S.A., to search for shipwrecks in the coastal waters of Cuba. Visa Gold has exclusive rights to prominent shipwreck areas in the northern and southern coasts of the island.

The Canadian Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Picture gallery can also be found on the BCE Emergis website: http://www.e-newsservices.com
COPYRIGHT 2000 Business Wire
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2000, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

 
Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Business Wire
Geographic Code:1CANA
Date:Nov 21, 2000
Words:386
Previous Article:NetNation Signs GlobalMedia as Reseller.
Next Article:ADVISORY/Ben & Jerry's Presents Festivus (A Holiday for the Rest of Us).


Related Articles
Freshwater finds: inland waters yield a trove of artifacts, history, and mystery.
SEARCHING FOR BLACK BEARD.
A Second Titanic Disaster?
RESEARCHERS DISPUTE MYTHS ABOUT PIRATE CRUELTY : REVISIONISTS DEBUNK ROMANTICS.
ARCHEOLOGISTS FIND HISTORY IN THE DEPTHS.
TREASURE TROVE VALLEY MAN'S ARTIFACT AUCTION ON HOLD.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters