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The Curse of Oak Island: Season 10 finale closes with treasure within 15 feet of garden shaft, and 800 artifacts

Gary Drayton interviewed on Oak Island
Gary Drayton picked up non-ferrous metals on his metal detector in the garden shaft. Pic credit: History

The Curse of Oak Island aired its Season 10 finale last night, and if only the guys had a few more episodes because it feels like they are so close to solving the island’s mystery.

Last week, viewers were left waiting to see if a new six-inch drill bit would penetrate the bottom of the garden shaft and reveal a tunnel or a shaft.

But unfortunately, those who were expecting a big reveal or a major revelation would be forgiven for feeling disappointed.

The drilling failed to get through, leaving this season finale feeling a bit like an anticlimax. But there were some high points.

Gary Drayton joined Rick and Marty Lagina at the bottom of the garden shaft, armed with his metal detector and his positive can-do attitude. These attributes paid off when the detector began pinging for non-ferrous metals, which means gold, silver, and copper.

The muddy ground at the bottom of the shaft was far too unstable at this point, meaning the guys could only listen to pings from the metal detector. But next spring, they’ll be back to dig down to those non-ferrous hits.

Dr. Spooner says the treasure is within 15 feet of the garden shaft

In the War Room, Dr. Ian Spooner told the guys that further studies on the water samples in the garden shaft area verify there’s a big deposit within 15 feet of the bottom of the shaft. This was already suspected, but it’s sure nice to get it confirmed.

Marty asked, “There’s a massive treasure within 15 feet of the garden shaft?” to which Ian responded, “Yeah, we’ve narrowed an area; something’s close by.”

In the meantime, the team had laid out the most significant finds and talking points from the season. These included the ancient Roman coin found on Lot 5 and the barter token that had a similar composition to the 14th-century cross.

All in all, the guys uncovered a whopping 800 artifacts over the year. This is actually down on Season 9, which caused Gary to quip, “Wow… I’ve been slacking.”

Artifacts laid out on the War Room table
This year the Oak Island team found over 800 artifacts. Pic credit: History

The team is ready for The Curse of Oak Island Season 11

Unlike the end of Season 9, which felt like a total failure with the guys back to square one, this season feels like it ended with the guys on the right track. When the new season hits, all they have to do is continue where they left off.

And the guys are totally pumped for Season 11. Every one of them agreed to return to Oak Island next year.

Jack Begley exclaimed, “How can you stop after finding a Roman coin?” And Gary pointed out that it’s not just about the Money Pit anymore; there’s treasure to be found all over the island.

The Curse of Oak Island is on hiatus.

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Roger Pankey
Roger Pankey
20 days ago

It seems like this is being overplayed and getting really boring. Why watch another season so you can see them not find anything, but relics from the past, I can go to a museum to see stuff like that.

Anonymous
Anonymous
19 days ago
Reply to  Roger Pankey

If you don’t like it, stop watching. I guess if you had been on the Mayflower, you would have turned back when there was no land in sight after a few weeks. Perseverance got the Pilgrims to the new world. Whether or not “treasure” is ever found on Oak Island, someone did a lot of work hundreds of years ago (when the was no heavy equipment and only man power) to do something on a major scale on a tiny island a few hundred feet from the mainland. The story and History are as important as the “treasure”.

Mike
Mike
19 days ago
Reply to  Roger Pankey

If you don’t like it, stop watching.

jeffrey & melissa Todd
jeffrey & melissa Todd
17 days ago
Reply to  Roger Pankey

in the season 11 finale the team will find a message in a bottle that when translated says
“sorry but we sold all our s**t on ebay a long time ago”

Ted Kennedy
Ted Kennedy
13 days ago
Reply to  Roger Pankey

Each episode has ten minutes of new material and 35 minutes of recycled baloney from previous episodes. Truly a show for retards.

Mary Lou Willis
Mary Lou Willis
17 days ago

Oh please. People watch for treasure, some watch for history, but some of us watch because we love seeing functional adults who have life long connections working together for a common goal. How many people waste their time and brain cells watching crap like the Kardashian’s? Oak Island is not garbage TV, it is quality TV.

I have a great deal of respect for the fellowship. Who cares if they are making money, that’s no crime. They are having a great time, and we are learning stuff.

I really want to see them find treasure, I am glad to be along for the journey. Visiting Oak Island is on my bucket list.

Pat
Pat
15 days ago

I believe the ark of the covenant and so much more is hidden down there and they’re not going to be able to get down there because of world events are going to get so bad and that’s really too bad because all they need is one more season