Show: The Curse of Oak Island
Title: Amazing Discoveries
Original Air Date: March 13, 2018
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Synopsis: The first discovery discusses is the gem/broach. Gary took it to a gemologist. It’s a garnet that 400 to 500 years old. The facets are actually hand cut. The alloy used in the broach has a lot of copper as well. Modern day alloys for jewelry do not use that much copper. Mike Huntly has also arrived. He will dive the DMT shaft, which his 60” in diameter. He’s going to try and figure out what is causing the casing to not advance. Mike goes over the dive plan with the team. He will be able to stay down longer because he won’t be diving deep enough to get the bends. As the dive begins, Craig watches via video from his office. Mike reaches the bottom. He keeps getting pushed off the bottom. He’s never experienced something pushing him off the bottom before. It seems that the brothers put a chemical in the shaft to clear the water, but it didn’t make the water clear. It actually created a situation at the bottom of the shaft. Mike comes back up to get more weight added on him. He’s going to go down with 60 more pounds of weights to try and keep him on bottom. Mike tells them that the material (which is believed to be a thick gel layer created by the material introduced to clear the water) is about 8” thick. He’s asked to get a sample of it as well. When Mike comes up, he tells them that he tried to get a sample, but it was hard. The next day, Mike dives again. Now he tries to feel what’s at the bottom of the shaft. He doesn’t think it’s steel, but it might be granite rock instead. They halt the drilling for the season. Rick thanks the drilling team for their work this year and that it will continue next year. The next day, everyone meets in the war room. Charlies has laid out all their finds. They decide on an open table discussion of the finds. Gary’s highlight is the cross. The bones are discussed. Dan’s states any bone found below six feet is significant. The coin dating to the 1600’s are also significant. The archaeologist says it’s all evidence that there was a settlement on the island prior to the 1300s. The garnet is then shown and talked about. They ask Dan what he thinks, but he’s still on the fence. He lays out the facts. Marty asks Dan, “Should we keep going? Do you want us to quit?” His answer, “How deep is your pockets? It boils down to is it worth it?” All the people who are helping and assisting, they all tell the brothers they’re in for another season. The mystery still remains, so they’ll continue to search.