02/14/2013 08:21 am ET Updated Feb 14, 2013

'Savage Family Diggers': In Search Of Blackbeard's Lost Pirate Treasure (VIDEO)

Ric Savage and his family gave themselves quite an ambitious goal for the latest episode of "Savage Family Diggers." They were on a quest for pirates' gold. More specifically, Ric was hoping to find Blackbeard's treasure.

So they headed just off the coast of North Carolina to begin their search. Blackbeard's ship, Queen Anne's Revenge, was thought to have been found in that area a few years ago, and researchers have been examining the site for more than a decade.

While they didn't find a treasure chest, Ric and his family did find something that proved even better than they first thought. What Ric figured was just an old snuff box for holding tobacco made an unexpected sound when he shook it. There was treasure -- or at least jewels -- inside that treasure chest, including a diamond, gold jade and sapphire.

Ric was so excited he jumped into the water. All told, the excursion proved a profitable one. Ric also found a cannonball, a blunderbuss, dishware from an old ship and more totaling $11,000.

See what they uncover next on "Savage Family Diggers," Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST on Spike.

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