This notion stems from the folk legend that pirates often buried sailors along with their treasure in the hope that their spirits would guard the plunder until their return. McCully and members of the Truro Company conducted an exploration drilling operation in the Money Pit and allegedly recovered three tiny links of gold chain from a depth of 98 feet. Rick orders the drill team to continue drilling in order to see what else the H8 drill bit encounters. When H8 reaches a depth of around 145 feet, it enters a void in which it apparently clips the side of some hard, mysterious object. Pottery Shards An interpretation of assembled pottery fragments discovered by the Restall family in 1964. The three treasure hunters, along with Marty, whom Rick phones immediately, all agree that the pottery fragments and the mysterious item ought to be submitted for analysis.
A contract drilling company called Becker Drilling punched around 60 holes in the Money Pit area. But it's also the moment of truth for the fellowship as the guys are faced with a difficult choice: quit or continue. Gold in the Money Pit In this episode, Alex Lagina, Charles Barkhouse, Peter Fornetti, and Doug Crowell discovered a sworn statement from Frederick Blair. The hard, dense mystery object, on the other hand, he identifies as bone. Later that night, Rick and Marty Lagina, Dave Blankenship, Charles Barkhouse, Jack Begley, and Craig Tester, the latter via video conference, meet in the War Room with Laird Niven.
Charles Barkhouse suggests it might be a piece of lignum vitae a. . Although raw wood tar has been used as a wood preservation agent since the 18th Century, most commonly in the preservation of seagoing vessels creosote only gained widespread industrial usage as a wood preservation agent in the 19th Century, when it was used to coat railway ties. While Marty, Dave, and Gary wait for Laird to arrive at the Boulderless Beach, Rick Lagina sifts through the spoils of H8 at the Money Pit area. Blair claimed that he heard from treasure hunter T. They also rediscovered the Greene-Dunfield cavity north of the Chappell Shaft, along with a 160-190-foot chamber beneath the Hedden Shaft filled with blue clay in which were suspended equidistant layers of pebbles.
Plot Summary At the Money Pit area, Rick and Marty Lagina, Craig Tester, and Dave Blankenship meet with geophysical engineer and Oak Island researcher John Wonnacott who, the narrator explains, helped develop the GeoTech Grid that Oak Island Tours Inc. There, they present the archaeologist with their recent discoveries. Original image courtesy of Lee Lamb and Richard Restall. Creosote is a pungent, oily liquid obtained from the distillation of wood or coal tar. Like much European pottery produced throughout the 18th Century, Staffordshire pearlware was often ornamented with designs hand-painted with blue tin or cobalt oxide in imitation of Chinese porcelain. Wonnocott and the Oak Island crew discuss the undergoing drilling operation and the fact that the sixteen holes drilled thus far have yielded little of interest. Season 6, Episode 13 February 12, 2019 Season 6, Episode 13 February 12, 2019 A structure uncovered in Smith's Cove perplexes the brotherhood; and at the Money Pit, the team finds evidence they may have discovered the legendary box believed to contain the Oak Island treasure, the elusive Chapple vault.
This is not the first time pottery had been discovered on Oak Island. In light of this most recent discovery of pottery, it is interesting to note that a number of Oak Island theories maintain that precious porcelain was one of the treasures interred in the Money Pit by its original builders, or that pottery plays an important role in the Oak Island mystery. While panning H8 spoils in a sieve, Matheson discovers several small shards of pottery recovered from a depth of 192 feet, a depth deeper than that of any other man-made object ever recovered on Oak Island. Shortly thereafter, the team uncovers a fragment of some hard, dense object in the core sample taken from the 160-165-foot depth. After combing the beach without any luck, Drayton suddenly gets a strong hit of iron. In the summer of 1850, Jotham B.
Upon analyzing the items, Niven concludes that the pottery fragments constitutes hand-painted pearlware from Staffordshire, England, painted blue in imitation of pottery, and dates them from 1780-1800. As the GeoTech grid had been planned with the assumption that the Chappell Shaft was in perfect vertical alignment, this new information may necessitate an adjustment to some of the prescribed holes, or perhaps the drilling of additional holes. Over the years, this Spanish priest has been variously, speculatively identified as a Hieronymite monk, a Spanish priest called Menzies belonging to the crew of conquistador Francisco Pizarro, and a Franciscan friar named Juan Perez, who accompanied Christopher Columbus to the New World in 1493. Analysis A Precursor to the GeoTech Grid In light of the findings made in this episode, namely the discoveries of pottery and other artifacts at depth in the Money Pit area, it is interesting to note that another Oak Island pattern drilling operation very similar to the GeoTech Grid yielded similar results nearly half a century ago. The team is determined to excavate under the giant crane pad in Smith's Cove, confident they'll make their greatest breakthrough yet. It is believed that many of these pottery shards contained traces of mercury. He did, however, make such a statement in confidence to me and to a few close friends.
At the bottom of this second chamber was some sort of brass object which the drill chewed into. Creosote In this episode, Rick Lagina declares that some of the spoils from Drillhole H8 smell like creosote. Putnam was too conservative and cautious to state publicly the important fact that when the drill came to the surface, it showed unmistakable evidence of having gone through or into gold. Starting in 1720, the county of Staffordshire in the West Midlands of England became a centre of ceramic production. Rick Lagina suggests that this item appears, at first glance, to be composed of some variety of extremely dense wood. These drill holes revealed pieces of china, oak wood carbon dated from 1490- 1660 , cement, charcoal, metal, brick, and even open chambers and wood-shored tunnels at 160-212-foot depths.
Season 6, Episode 19 April 2, 2019 Season 6, Episode 19 April 2, 2019 The days are getting shorter and only a few weeks remain before the fellowship must end operations for the winter. The narrator then suggests that this creosote might be a remnant of an old searcher tunnel. If the fragment does, indeed, prove to be human, there are a number of possibilities regarding the identity of its former owner. Back at the Boulderless Beach, Marty Lagina, Dave Blankenship, and Gary Drayton are joined by Laird Niven. If you enjoyed this article and would like to help support this website, please check out our online bookstore:.