What Happened on the Latest Episode of “The Curse of Oak Island” Season 6, Episode 18, “Heavy Metal”


The latest, eighteenth episode of the popular TV show on History Channel, aired on March 26, 2019. The team of Oak Island continues their numerous operations in order to find the truth and the treasures about the mysterious island, than has been drawing explorers and scientists for decades.

At the Wat Room, Rick and Marty Lagina have a meeting with Craig Tester about the Smith’s Cove excavation. After the dye test, they must decide how to continue. They agree that they should look for the flood tunnel. They next plan to dismantle the wooden crane pad, after getting the permission to leave the dam standing.

After the meeting, Rick joins the team at the Money Pit, to continue exploring the S6 borehole. The excavation brings out sediments and wood, as the drilling goes on. At 101 ft., they penetrated a wooden construction. They next found a hand crafted oak timber. All of this could be the debris from decades ago, when the tunnel collapsed in. To examine the excavated material, they are using a wash plant, to be cleaned and sorted according to size. This helps them look for anything precious. Glass, pottery pieces and other small objects continue to come out of the wash plant. The findings are old, and similar to those from the H8 borehole. Many pieces are new and never before seen on the island, so they take them to archeologist Laird Niven.

The next day, Craig, Rick, historians Doug Crowell and Paul Troutman, meet with Laird in the War Room. The topic are S6 pieces of old pottery and glass. One of the pieces is from between 1810 and 1840. Another, a piece of pipe, is thought to be from after 1850. A piece of stoneware could be from the early 1700s. This can prove the presence of humans on the island in those times.

Later in the day, Rick comes to the Money Pit, after Urban Equipment Limited calls him regarding S6. He puts Craig on the speaker, while the workers tell them what is going on. They tell him about the material coming up, and that at 190 feet, the drill hit limestone. The Lagina brothers are disappointed at this.


A new day arrives, as Rick and Billy Gerhardt arrive to Smith’s Cove. The team is eager to start removing the wooden crane pad area they previously used.

Rick than goes to the Research Center to meet with Paul Troutman and Doug Crowell to discuss the Money Pit plan that is to come. The S6 plan failed unfortunately, so now they must decide on a new hole to dig. Thanks to the previous research, they decide on the next logical location. Paul suggests one area to put the next “X” on, the FG – 5.5. Everything from earlier is close to it, so something must be there.

Next, Jack Begley and Gary Drayton, a metal detection expert, explore one area for metal pieces. They try to follow Daniel McGinnis and his explorations from centuries ago, at the Lot 21. The pair manages to find two nice piece of led that is a part of something bigger, which also fit together. It has some symbols and decorations on it, and potential connections to the Tree of Life. They take it to Marty and Rick to find more about it. It is similar to the Smith’s Cove cross they found earlier. The finding is very promising and interesting, so they decide to laser-test it.

Three days later, Rick, Doug, and Paul arrive to the Money Pit area. The S6 contraption are being taken down, and will be used for the new hole. They measure where it is going to be, and name it GG1.


Back at the War Room, Craig, Marty, Rick, and Gary find out the results about the lead artifact from Lot 21. They meet with a German scientist Tobias, who tells them that it could be different from what they expect. He believes that it had once been an art object, on which a special decorating method was used as early as 1300. The lead isotopes on it are identical tot hose on the cross they found before. Both pieces probably come from before the 15th century, which are astonishing news. A Templar connection is back in consideration. Found on opposing ends of the island, it is one of the greatest findings on Oak Island yet.