It is with great regret that the Archaeology and Metal Detecting Magazine must report the passing of Oak Islands legendary treasure hunter – Dan Blankenship.

Dan spent more than 50 years searching for treasure and uncovering mysteries on the famous island.

He was loved by fans of the popular History show where he was regularly seen offering advice to the team, led by brothers Rick and Marty Lagina, who are currently searching for treasure on the island.
Oak Island tours have confirmed this unfortunate news.
Our thoughts go out to his friends and family.
RIP Dan.