Cargoes of precious and non-ferrous metal lost in very deep waters


Short list of high value cargoes lost at sea in the deep
(20th century)

by Pascal Kainic

 

 

 Nature of the cargo

Approximate depth (meters)

 
  3 million ounces silver 3.000  
  4.500 tons tin 4.500  
  6.000 tons copper, 500 tons tin, 300 tons cobalt 4.500  
  1.400 tons tin 4.500  
  8.500 tons zinc, 175 bars silver 1.800  
  6.000 tons copper, 1.600 tons tungsten 2.700  
  2.000 tons tin 4.500  
  2 tons of gold 4.500  
  18.500 tons of copper concentrates 4.500  
  7.000 tons copper 1.800  
  100.000 ouces gold 1.800  
  4.500 tons copper 3.000  
  3.250.000 ounces gold 4.500  
  2.000 tons tin, 800 tons tungsten 4.500  
  6.000 tons copper, 900 tons tin, 400 tons cobalt 3.600  
  4.000 tons copper 1.800  
  3.500 tons copper 600  
  1 million ounces silver 360  
  10.000 ounces gold 1.800  
  3.000 tons copper 3.000  
  1.000 tons tin 1.800  
  1.400 tons tin 600  
  1.000 tons tin 4.500  
  3.500 tons tin, 82 tons cobalt 4.500  
  750 tons tin 4.500  
  3.000 tons copper 900  
  700 tons tin, small quantity of gold 1.500  
  1.000 tons tin 2.700  
  4.400 tons copper 4.500  
  800 tons tin 3.000  
  3.500 tons copper 3.000  
  3.000 tons copper 1.800  
  2.000 tons copper, 4.000 ounces platinum 600  
  Diamonds 4.500  
  1.500.000 ounces silver 3.600  
  3.000 tons copper 3.600  
  1.700 tons copper, 80 tons cobalt 3.000  
  2 tons of gold 5.400  
  1.500 tons tin 4.500  
  8.000 tons nickel 5.000  
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