Lost Gold of WWII

Lost Gold of World War II: Season 2 Tech

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In season 2 of “Lost Gold of World War II,” the search continues for Yamashita’s Gold, a trove many believe to be the greatest lost treasure of World War II. As the team focuses on three key sites—a mysterious waterfall, a large, recently discovered tunnel and a crater known as Breach 6—they are employing a wide array of cool tools, from the high-powered to the high-tech. Here are just a few:

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR): An advanced satellite scan technology that uses targeted frequencies to detect large underground metal deposits.

Excavator: A large machine for removing soil from the ground, especially on a building site.

EM61 Scanner: A metal detector that is able to detect both ferrous and non-ferrous metal. It can detect gold.

Magnetometer: A device that measures magnetism and can be used to detect metals. They can detect only magnetic (ferrous) metals but can detect such metals at a much larger depth of (25ft.) than conventional metal detectors.

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Seismic Testing Equipment: Equipment that sends sound waves are sent into the earth and the data generated by the sound waves, being reflected off of the rock formations, is then captured by geophones on the surface and sent to a central location where the data is reviewed.

Jack Leg: A percussive tool that is powered by compressed air or Pneumatic; it is used to bore holes into hard rock. Used by our miners to install bolts deep into the rock to hold fencing that stabilizes the Tunnel.

Rover: A vehicle for driving over rough terrain, especially one driven by remote control over extraterrestrial terrain or areas unsafe for human exploration.

Drone-Magnetometer: A M600 Drone with a maximum payload of 6kg, retrofitted with a Magnetometer to scan areas unsafe for a person to enter.

Jackhammer: A portable percussive power tool that combines a hammer and chisel used to drill or break hard matter, for instance rock or concrete.

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Cast member Max Layton operates the Geonics Handheld EM61 Scanner while trying to find gold in the field.

Metal Detector: An electronic device that gives an audible (or other) signal when it is close to metal, used for example to search for buried objects or to detect hidden weapons.

ERT (Electronic Resistivity Tomography): A Full-Channel Resistivity Meter that measures a volume of soil to determine the conductivity of the soil. It provides imaging of the ground structure by firing electrical pulses into the earth.

Horizontal Directional Drill: A directional drilling machine can accurately drill along the chosen bore path horizontally and is traditionally used to install pipe underground without digging a trench.

Lifting Winch: An electronic winch is designed to lift heavy loads vertically. Brokk 70 - Remote controlled demolition robot fitted with a hydraulic hammer chisel.

Drone: A remote controlled quad-copter drone with mounted high-res camera.

Borehole Fiber Optic Camera: A waterproof fiber optic camera used in drilling exploration.

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