Just as the team receives scientific evidence that there is a massive amount of silver is the Money Pit, the first snow of the harsh winter falls on Oak Island. The fellowship gathers in the war room one last time for an exciting and emotional accounting of this year's groundbreaking discoveries and what comes next.
- In the uplands, near the Northeastern border of the man-made triangle-shaped swamp.
CHARLES BARKHOUSE: There's all stones under here, Rick. Look. Stones, stones, stones.
- Rick Lagina and Charles Barkhouse continue working with archeologist Dr. Aaron Taylor and Miriam Amirault, heavy equipment operator Billy Gerhardt, and metal detection expert Gary Drayton to uncover more sections of the cobblestone pathway.
RICK LAGINA: Look. We got-- well, that's a piece-- definitely a piece of pottery. Yeah. That's like the bottom of a plate or something.
- Now, with just a few days left before the first snowfall is expected on Oak Island, and the end of major search activities that they will be able to conduct this year, it is their hope to determine just where the pathway leads and if any valuable objects can be found hidden within it.
DR AARON TAYLOR: Hey, guys.
CHARLES BARKHOUSE: Hey, Aaron.
DR AARON TAYLOR: How's it going?
CHARLES BARKHOUSE: Well, you tell us. Here's what we've come up with.
DR AARON TAYLOR: Holy cow.
CHARLES BARKHOUSE: That just came out of-- I dug that out of right there.
DR AARON TAYLOR: So we have the annular ware, British ceramic comes in 1751. Then we have the creamware, which comes in 1762, '63. So you have such a different variety.
RICK LAGINA: The question was raised, will this road lead us to X possible treasure? Sure, it's a possibility. But the hope is that we'll find some artifacts which can be tested to create a proper timeline and an understanding of why that feature was built. But this certainly is a very unique feature and we have to follow it to the end.
DR AARON TAYLOR: All right. This is great, you guys. I'll go get a bag for you, but in the meantime, you can just keep putting your artifacts in this little dust pan. And just keep going. And I will be back shortly.
CHARLES BARKHOUSE: OK. Definitely seems to be more rock back here.
RICK LAGINA: Yeah. Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.
CHARLES BARKHOUSE: What do you got?
RICK LAGINA: That is something different there. Round. Look at that. Yeah?
CHARLES BARKHOUSE: What is that, metal? What is it? Oh, I can see it, round. Yeah. What is that?
RICK LAGINA: That is like nothing I've ever seen before. Heavy, too. It's definitely different. Look at that.
CHARLES BARKHOUSE: That's cool.
RICK LAGINA: The coloration on it is strange. There's some markings on the end too.
CHARLES BARKHOUSE: Is there?
RICK LAGINA: Look at that. Do you see that, right there?
CHARLES BARKHOUSE: Yeah. It's some kind of a number, isn't it? Is that 55?
RICK LAGINA: I see a five.
CHARLES BARKHOUSE: Do you think it's some kind of a weight or something?
- A possible metal weight, found along the stone pathway bordering the swamp? What might have been its purpose? Could it be a tool of some kind? Like the possible stonemason's t-square discovered two weeks ago near this area, and which was carbon dated to as early as 1632.
RICK LAGINA: That, without question, is the strangest thing I've seen come out of the ground.
CHARLES BARKHOUSE: It does look like a number on that sign right there.
RICK LAGINA: That as a prime candidate for XRF.
CHARLES BARKHOUSE: Oh, yeah. For sure.
- X-ray fluorescence analysis, or XRF, is a process, which employs nondestructive radiation in order to determine an objects chemical composition. It will also identify whether or not the metal used to make the artifact is of a precious nature.
RICK LAGINA: This is significantly interesting area. Anyway, see what else we can find.
CHARLES BARKHOUSE: OK.