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Mr. Dan Blankenship

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Local Address:  Colorado , United States
Oak Island Treasure
690 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie , Ontario P6A 2A4

Company Description: Oak Island, the home of the Money Pit, covers an area of just 140 acres. Located off the eastern coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, it has long been the site of much...   more

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Oak Island Treasure - the world's greatest treasure hunt - Dan Blankenship's collection of artifacts, 23 Dec 2013 [cached]
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Oak Island Treasure - the world's greatest treasure hunt - Oak Island Treasure
Dan Blankenship's collection of artifacts
Dan Blankenship's collection of artifacts
With a recently acquired treasure trove ..., 17 April 2012 [cached]
With a recently acquired treasure trove licence that is good until the end of the year, Oak Island owner Dan Blankenship and his four American partners are taking another run at solving the centuries-old mystery of whether there is treasure to be found.
Blankenship, 87, who was first spellbound by the Oak Island mystery in 1965 and moved to Nova Scotia from the United States in the 1970s, has not lost his passion for the project, despite a lack of success to date.
He recently spoke to The Chronicle Herald about his team’s search for the illusive treasure trove.
Four investors from Michigan (namely: Marty ..., 1 Aug 2006 [cached]
Four investors from Michigan (namely: Marty Lagina, Craig Tester, Rick Lagina, Alan Kostrzewa) have teamed up with long-time treasure seeker Dan Blankenship in hopes of unlocking the Oak Island mystery.
Dan Blankenship, the President of Oak Island Tours, is the driving force behind the search, and he is responsible for developing the future exploration plans.
Oak Island Treasure - the world's greatest treasure hunt - Oak Island 'legal minefield', 25 Feb 2006 [cached]
The department issued three treasure-trove licenses in April, with the rights to explore the Borehole 10X lot going to Oak Island Explorations Ltd. - a company Mr. Blankenship used to direct with fellow treasure hunter David Tobias.
The two parted ways when Mr. Blankenship's interest in Borehole 10X grew, while Mr. Tobias remained focused on the famed money pit site.
"They never got that far with the money pit, with any of the shafts," Mr. Blankenship said in a phone interview earlier this week, adding that Borehole 10X revealed more positive evidence in two centuries of searching than any other shaft on the island.
"There was a conflicting application submitted by Mr. Blankenship, which covered area held by Oak Island Explorations," explained Rick Ratcliffe, the province's registrar of mineral and petroleum titles.
Mr. Ratcliffe explained that the property owners must give permission to treasure-trove applicants - Oak Island Tours gave permission to Oak Island Explorations, not to Mr. Blankenship.
But Mr. Blankenship said he's frustrated because, although he is no longer a partner in Oak Island Explorations, he is vice-president of Oak Island Tours - which owns a large chunk of the 32-hectare island, including the Borehole 10X property.
Mr. Blankenship said he and Mr. Tobias combined own 23 lots on Oak Island.
"And they still saw fit to give the new treasure-trove license to my partner.
"Mr. Tobias cannot unilaterally give permission," Mr. Blankenship said.
"The president has the casting vote at a meeting, but no meeting has been held," Mr. Blankenship said.
Dan Blankenship speaks
Oak Island Gallery, 6 Feb 2014 [cached]
No one knows what it is for or who put it there. - 1973 Borehole 10X collapses almost trapping Triton partner Dan Blankenship.
A new festival, Explore Oak Island Days receives international attention and is becoming quite relevant in the tourism sector. - 2006 Dan Blankenship and long time partner David Tobias part company, Dan finds four new partners from Traverse City Michigan. - 2006 Fred Nolan does some drilling on his property, results unknown. - March 2008, some drilling resumes on the island with the new consortium, Oak Island Tours Inc.
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