Fisher, Mel

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Fisher, Mel Gender: M
Melvin Alva Fisher
born on 21 August 1922 at 19:30 (= 7:30 PM )
Place Hobart, Indiana, 41n32, 87w15
Timezone CDT h5w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 28°08' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 16°25 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 25°48'

Mel Fisher (The Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum in downtown Key West, Florida)
photo: Averette, license gfdl


American treasure hunter, considered as the World's Greatest, and best known for finding the 1622 wreck of the Nuestra Señora de Atocha near Key West, Florida.

Mel Fisher, a dreamer, a visionary, and a legend, suffered many personal losses to keep his dream alive during his 16 year search and endured over 100 court battles which ended in victory in the US Supreme Court. The $450 million dollar treasure cache or "Atocha Mother Lode" was found on 20 July 1985. Over 40 tons of silver and gold were located including over 100,000 Spanish silver coins known as "Pieces of Eight", gold coins, Columbian emeralds, silver and gold artifacts and over 1000 silver bars.

He died on 19 December 1998, aged 76.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • role played of/by Robertson, Cliff (born 9 September 1923). Notes: 1986 film "Dreams of Gold: The Mel Fisher Story"


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana archives.

Previously birth time was unknown: Starkman rectified to 01.53.12 CDT Asc 6Can40'.


  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
  • Vocation : Travel : Adventurer