'The Oak Island Money Pit Diorama' Gary J. Penta 03.09.2018
Created in March of 2018 by Winter Garden Florida amateur miniature artist Gary J. Penta.
This is a replica of the Oak Island Money Pit focusing on the details and content of the original pit 1795-1851. It was constructed in 1:87 scale (ratio) calculating depths, angles, and other dimensions as accurately as possible using multiple sources of publicly available data. The diorama was created using polystyrene foam board while the frame was constructed from reclaimed pallet wood. The total dimensions of the diorama are 32" tall by 13" wide and 3.5" deep.
There is much conflicting research and alternate theories concerning the Oak Island Money Pit, specifically regarding the diameter of the shaft (7, 12, or 13 feet), whether the old tackle block actually existed, or at what intervals oak platforms, charcoal, and putty were encountered in the shaft. The original Oak Island Money Pit has long since been excavated and written records were not compiled during the time of discovery and digging. Many of the exact specifics may never be known because the oral history is no longer verifiable.
The Oak Island Money Pit Diorama is currently on display at the Kellyco Metal Detectors showroom in Casselberry, Florida..