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metalmeistermetalmeister Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭✭✭

Finding some neat historical stuff. Any one else watching the "Curse of Oak Island" . I'm hooked but my wife wants to take my remote. Not! Gary the metal detector expert has been giving some great tips.
Cheers

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    metalmeistermetalmeister Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ricko, I agree with that. The easiest way to become a Millionaire is start as a Billionaire and go treasure hunting. Ha! Even so I'm pulling for the guys.

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    mvs7mvs7 Posts: 1,662 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll have to check that show out. I like watching Gold Rush and some of the other treasure hunting shows. I think I spent a lot of time reading about Oak Island after reading Riptide, a novel by Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston years ago.

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    Timbuk3Timbuk3 Posts: 11,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm a watcher !!! B)

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    Best show on TV today !!! I <3 IT

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    goldengolden Posts: 9,249 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I remember reading about Oak Island back in the mid-1960's in Numismatic News.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @golden.... Yes... and in the over seventy or eighty years of searching, and millions of dollars expended, they are still without a treasure.... Cheers, RickO

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    zski123zski123 Posts: 256 ✭✭✭

    I like the show but was let down a bit when my cousin who lives in Nova Scotia told me all the equipment has been taken off the island.

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 24,160 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oak Island has a hole in the ground you throw money into.

    All glory is fleeting.
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    pocketpiececommemspocketpiececommems Posts: 5,800 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It takes a year to get to the point and then you find out they really didn't get to the point

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Unfortunately, there is no point to get to.... it was reached years and years ago... there is NOTHING there...Cheers, RickO

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    vplitevplite Posts: 1,385 ✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    Unfortunately, there is no point to get to.... it was reached years and years ago... there is NOTHING there...Cheers, RickO

    Not exactly true. It was "mined" for a TV series.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @vplite...You got a point there..... ;) Cheers, RickO

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    metalmeistermetalmeister Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Last episode the drill rig pressure washed up bits of white and blue pottery bits from a depth of around 190 feet. Still watching with my pop corn.

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    coinpro76coinpro76 Posts: 366 ✭✭✭

    "Could it be? ancient treasure buried by -----(Insert ancient civilization, empire country, esoteric brotherhood, pirates) on Oak Island?"

    Pick a continent, pick a historical time, pick a civilization, pick an antagonist power, put them together, with "possibly in the" pick a century and you have your very own Oak Island treasure theory!

    Every time that narrator starts up I swear to god.

    Still watching tho because I am hooked...

    all around collector of many fine things

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Soon they will find the lost city of Atlantis.... or something they plant to make it exciting.....Cheers, RickO

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    These shows are all scripted, so something will be added for interest... and then a cliff hanger at the season end to get people back the next season. Cheers, RickO

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,783 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I found it to be an excruciatingly drawn out comedy of errors. I also cannot believe that anyone invested money into the production of this fiasco. You want to see detectorists finding great stuff just go to YouTube and watch aquachigger. Peace Roy

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yep... that old 'money pit' will never produce anything....the real fortune is the millions of dollars wasted in the search for a myth......Cheers, RickO

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    slimiesslimies Posts: 1,132 ✭✭✭✭✭

    judging by the bone fragments.. they found hoffa

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    kiyotekiyote Posts: 5,571 ✭✭✭✭✭

    “A _____, found 180 ft down in the money pit?”

    Every single coin found on that show somehow links back to the Knight’s Templar. Yeah, I’m still watching tho

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    giorgio11giorgio11 Posts: 3,867 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @kiyote said:
    “A _____, found 180 ft down in the money pit?”

    Every single coin found on that show somehow links back to the Knight’s Templar. Yeah, I’m still watching tho

    A monthly Netflix subscription is really not that expensive. And a lot more entertaining.

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    spy88spy88 Posts: 764 ✭✭

    After a long absence, I came back to see what has/is being said about this show. I'm hooked and still watch with hope they'll find something definitive...for their sake as well as their avid fans.
    Wanted to say that I got fed up with Gary's method of "cleaning" coin/jewelry finds with his fingers! So I emailed them this issue (put it politely) and two episodes later, he isn't doing it anymore. He is supposed to be a expert MD'er and someone had to tell him he's doing it wrong? Hmmm.

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    metalmeistermetalmeister Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am just amazed at how much stuff they are finding in Smith's cove. I am a big fan also. Still watching. Gary seems to find all the good stuff. So far.... :)

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    No HeadlightsNo Headlights Posts: 2,043 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Also the way he sweeps his detector coil drives me crazy. No overlap and sometimes it’s six inches or more off the ground

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,783 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Check out metaldetector24 on YouTube. Guy in Germany who gets right to the point with a Deus. Peace Roy

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    sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,675 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My wife likes to watch just to hear them say "Rick and Marty Lagina...." and laughs every time she hears it.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
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    spy88spy88 Posts: 764 ✭✭

    THE biggest complaint I have of the show is their constant referring back to what was done or said or found or etc.! I'm yelling at the tv telling them "THIS ISN'T THE FIRST EPISODE I'VE WATCHED, DAMMIT!"

    And how about these guys...
    https://msn.com/en-us/video/science/buried-treasure-amateur-metal-detectorists-find-over-500-coins-from-the-14th-century/vi-BBW4rhk?ocid=AARDHP

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    metalmeistermetalmeister Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Another year, another disappointment for the crew. More questions than answers. The crane operators strike really was a big blow. Good luck next year. IF there is a next year!

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am sure there will be a 'next year'...just as I am sure there will NEVER be a treasure found... Cheers, RickO

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    No HeadlightsNo Headlights Posts: 2,043 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I wonder if it was found long ago by someone who knew to keep quiet

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @No Headlights... That is a possibility...However 'keeping one's mouth shut' is not a common trait anymore....Cache hunters never talk about finds... but there are not many of us ....Cheers, RickO

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    No HeadlightsNo Headlights Posts: 2,043 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree Rick. There is definitely still plenty to be found, but not near as many people looking. When I started detecting in the 70s there were several well known full time
    cache hunters.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The weather is improving here, so soon it will be time to check out some spots for old cellar holes in the low mountains... Since this area dates back to colonial times, there are old foundations that are off in the woods that only hunters ever see.... never know what could be buried around them....Cheers, RickO

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