Hey guys. I'm the Communications Director for Oak Island Tours, Inc., the parent company for Dan Blakenship, Craig Tester, and Rick and Marty Lagina. I can't answer specific questions about the dig, the operation of the company, or anything along those lines. However, I'd be happy to answer what I can. Now before anyone asks. The island is not open to metal detecting, only those associated with the series can do it, even if one offers to volunteer and sign waivers. I'm not even sure if I would be allowed, and the guys know I metal detect, and have not been approached. I can say that all the gear used is Minelab, at least the hand held stuff. We have had high end gear on the swamp during the winter, Leica I believe.