That’s all that probable, sh
and so well expressed
geesh! wish I could express complex subjects like that
The existence of the map though
was only indicating a piece of Spanish colonial pottery shard
that was found in that location
as I understand the story
this peaked Miscovich interest
and he purchased the map
Thinking maybe he discover a shipwreck
Well he found the emeralds in vast quantities!
Here the clue for me to a possible salting scheme
Greg Kwiat: We're only halfway through the first case. The question will be what the provenance is. If it is something exciting or sexy, it could add a lot of value to the stone. It could double or triple the value of the emeralds themselves.
The provenance -- the origin -- that Miscovich had hoped for was emeralds from an ancient shipwreck, adding potentially tens of millions of dollars to the value. But he had no proof so gem specialists couldn't put an age or price on the gems.
The one thing we can be pretty certain of
is that the geological process, at that location,
DIDN'T created those emeralds
Most likely mined in Brazil