Our documentary tells a story of lost sailors, Italian alchemists, metallurgists busy salting mineral samples with gold coins, secret Spanish codes and spies, and court manipulation within Queen Elizabeth's own inner circle. A tale of deceit and incredible folly off the inhospitable coast of Baffin Island. This is one of the great science stories of last decade (archeology & history) that debunks myths and demystifies the past.
The Toronto Globe & Mail wrote: "Profs untangle mystery of Frobisher gold scam"
Le Soleil wrote: "Bre-X, version 16th century".
The Dallas Morning News wrote: "British explorer possibly duped".
A German scientific publication wrote: "Frobisher, a swindler?"
Shot on location: Tintern, Wales; New York City; Dartford, Bristol and London, England; Smerwick, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland; El Mina, Gold Coast, Ghana; Baffin Land (Nunavut), Peterborough and Quebec City, Canada.