Season 10 of The Curse of Oak Island continues to show new discoveries and theories.
This week on Oak Island they started by taking some blocks of wood from the Garden Shaft for testing.
They also talked about the earlier searches by Fred Nolan and a well was brought up that had been abandoned in the past. They also talked about what was called the quadrilateral.
They decided to look at at the hidden well that is near the swamp in lot 11.
Of course, one thing to remember is that the dig season is already over. They have taken the time to determine how to present things each week to build suspense and keep viewers tuned in.
They started to dig out what they thought was the well while metal detecting the material that was removed. They found a hand forged rose-head spike and also an old hook. The hook was later found to be part of a block and tackle set that could’ve been used in maritime activities like unloading a boat. The hook could’ve been from the late 17th century which would have been prior to the finding of the money pit.
However, they did not find evidence of a well in this first spot.
Later they tried another place that was close by and in the new spot they found some pottery. The well had been reported to have been partly filled with broken pottery so it looked to be the right place. They also found a piece of what could be part of an old pick.
The excavation started to fill in with water so they brought in a hydro-vac truck so that they could drain out the water to better see what they had found. They did find a rounded structure that was hollow in the middle which of course pointed to it being a well.
The well has a similar construct to the other old well that they investigated earlier so they believe that they may be related to each other. They wanted to continue excavating the well further, but they must get permits to dig deeper.
The tree expert gave a report on the tree cores that were taken. The age of the tree is 240 years or more, so could have been there at the time the Money Pit was found.
They continued taking apart the wall and found a layer of flat stones near the bottom. They found some charcoal at the bottom of the wall and this time they handled it carefully so they should get some good dates from it and get a better idea of how old the wall is.
They started looking at the cross section and it was mentioned that the base of the wall was heavily constructed, and may have supported something more substantial than just a wall.
Small pieces of the wood samples, that were taken from the Garden Shaft, were run through the XRF. They found that they also contained traces of gold. The percentage of trace gold increased with the depth of the shaft.
In the preview of the next episode they showed them starting to excavate the quadrilateral. They mentioned a layer of clay that should not have been where it was found, but not the exact location. Perhaps it was underneath the quadrilateral. They showed the finding of an object and later something, possibly the object, was identified as being Portuguese from perhaps the 15th or the 16th century.
It looks like there will not be a new episodes next week. The next episode will be A Quadrilateral Move and air two weeks from now.
This episode was titled A Well of Secrets, but I am not sure that they really showed what the secrets were that were found. Perhaps they title meant that they found more secrets to explore once they are able to excavate further.
What will they find under the quadrilateral. The description of the episode hints at something special.