CHICAGO - MAY 11: Gold and Silver bullion is offered for sale at the Chicago Coin Company May 11, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. Inflationary worries today drove gold above $725 an ounce, a new 25-year high. The record for gold was set in 1980 when it hit $875 an ounce during a two-day buying surge. Silver prices broke through $15 an ounce for the first time since 1980. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A fugitive treasure hunter's company has lost its bid to stop deep-sea explorers from bringing up gold and other artifacts from a ship that sank off the South Carolina coast in 1857 and has been the subject of legal fights for nearly 30 years.
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