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OKM's Georadar Supports Treasure Hunters at Oak Island

16. August 2021

The OKM Gepard GPR 3D supports archaeologists and treasure hunters in finding voids, objects and structures as deep as 130 ft (40 m) below the surface.

The expert team known from the History Channel series 'The Curse of Oak Island' is using the powerful georadar to find more evidence for the legendary treasure buried in the Money Pit at Oak Island.

History Channel 'The Curse of Oak Island' Season 9, Episode 15

An ancient curse and a fearless team of brothers: Rick and Marty Lagina are trying to solve the mystery of Oak Island since February 2013. For more than 200 years, scientists and treasure hunters have been trying to recover the supposed treasure of the island. Yet no one has succeeded until now, because no one has had the modern detector technology and drilling opportunities like the treasure hunters now.

the treasure hunters are scanning the area
Two treasure hunters are analyzing the scan

In 2021 (Season 9 Episode 15 of 'The Curse of Oak Island'), Alex Lagina, Marty Lagina's son, and his team continued their invastigations on the south east corner of The Swamp to find a hidden path that may lead to the treasure below the Money Pit. After setting markers to define the scan field, the team performed a scan with the GPR. This georadar scan showed first possible evidence for a buried stone road.

„Incredibly, there is a good chance the stone road is under us right now.“

Alex Lagina said while reviewing the scan data.

The area were the road might continue is currently restricted by the government, but if the team finds evidence for a road underground they can apply for a release of the ground for further investigation which involves digging and drilling. That is why it is very important that the treasure hunters have reliable equipment, like the OKM Gepard GPR. The Road might lead to the treasure, because earlier archeologist Laid Niven examined the already uncovered part of the road and found ancient pottery. He immediadly identfied it as belonging to the Mi’kmaq people, they count to the amercian natives and inhabited Nova Scotia about 2000 years ago. This meant that the pottery is older than the first activities involving the treasures buried in Oak Island.

A map that indicates where the road might end
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But the finding of these first artifacts raised the government's prevential mandate known as „community, culture and heritage“. The governmental agency asked the treasure hunters and archeologists to stop digging behind the point where they found the first artifacts. But southwest of the uncovered part of the road, behind the restricted area there is an unrestricted area in which the team needs to find evidence for the continuation of the stone road, because only then they can ask for a permit to dig further.

Learn more about what the Team uses the OKM Gepard GPR for in the latest episodes of "The curse of Oak Island"

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