The Curse Of Oak Island finally struck some gold on the island by the Garden Shaft. However, along with the finding of the gold, there was more frustration for the team in their search for hidden treasure.
Here is a look at what they found and what it means.
Curse Of Oak Island doesn’t find tunnels underground
On the new episode of The Curse of Oak Island, the team has found some gold. This happened by the Garden Shaft, which wasn’t as much of a surprise as one might think. When testing the water from the Garden Shaft earlier this season, they found traces of gold in the water.
This was determined to be more gold than just random flakes, telling the team there was possibly a large cache of gold in the area. This caused the team to hire an excavation team called the Dumas mining company to dig down into the Garden Shaft. They were looking for possible hidden chambers underground.
There was a long delay as Canada demanded that the team gained the proper permits for mining operations. However, they got the permits and Dumas began digging into the ground on Oak Island. This is when the team found some gold.
However, there was also bad news. After Dumas dug down 120 feet, they didn’t find any voids or tunnels. This meant they are not there or they misjudged where they were digging. Dumas drilled into all four walls of the Garden Sgaft at 55 feet and found nothing.
The Curse Of Oak Island does find gold
However, as aforementioned, they didn’t find tunnels, but they did find gold. Metallurgy expert Emma Culligan revealed that they found a lot of gold. She said that 0.11% of the wood was gold. Geoscientist Dr. Ian Spooner said that was huge and Emma agreed that there was a lot of gold in that dig.
While it was exciting to find gold in the dirt and wood, Spooner said that they needed to keep digging and taking samples so they could find the actual treasure itself.
However, the question now is whether this is gold from a hidden treasure like Rick and Marty Lagina believe. There is always a chance that it could just be gold in the ground, as shows like Gold Rush have proven time and time again. It could deliver a lot of money to help further exploration, but Spooner and the Lagana brothers would prefer it to be gold from the actual mythical treasure on Oak Island.
Are you surprised to see that The Curse Of Oak Island team finally found some gold? Do you think this will lead to more treasure or is it just gold in the ground? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.