One most common question that I often come across is all about very hard concrete. If you are a reader of my blog then you should already know that concretes made by the Japanese Imperial Army (JIA) in WWII can’t be easily chiseled or break by any ordinary tools that we use today.
I myself have already encountered many of these hard objects and it can be pretty annoying dealing with them.
The reason why the JIA managed to construct such very hard material was due to their special chemicals that they often add into the mixture of their cement.
They often use it to encase their treasure which also serves as the items’ protection from damages.
Aside from encasing their treasure, they also use their special concrete in sealing entrances to their hidden tunnels especially the chamber where they stored large number of their precious loots.
Most treasure hunters do encounter a hard layer deep down the ground which is usually 80 feet deep or more. Unfortunately, this extremely hard layer of the ground is not made by the JIA but naturally-made. This layer is what they call as the “bedrock”.
What is bedrock?
As a treasure hunter definition, bedrock is the deepest layer of the ground possible for human to reach through common digging methods.
One characteristic of bedrock is that, as you attempt to break your way through the layer, it will simply get harder-and-harder until you definitely give up.
Another characteristic of bedrock is that, it does really look like concrete. This is the reason why majority of the amateurs often fall for this kind of mistake.
What to do when you encountered the bedrock?
When you finally encountered the bedrock, it only means one thing.
“It is time for you to stop.”
It’s because you have already reached the bottom end. If you insist of continuing then you will only damage your tools.
The next thing for you to do is to determine the main reason why you end up hitting the bedrock.
One possible reason is that, you have interpreted the signs incorrectly. I do understand that most amateurs who failed to decode the markings that they encountered simply tend to just continue digging straight towards their original direction.
This is why it is very important for treasure hunters to be able to interpret treasure signs and its meanings correctly.
If you have basic knowledge about interpreting the signs then that might not still be good enough. The JIA also do often use decoys for confusion which causes you to lose your track.
Another possible reason is that, you might have missed to notice a sign which indicate a “change in direction”. This is why it always very important to be very observant with all the objects you uncover especially rocks with markings on them.
What to do then?
If you are on this kind of situation where you went into the wrong direction, it does not mean that it is over. All you have to do is to retrace your digging back. Try going back to the layer or depth where you encountered the last treasure signs and then restart your assessment at that point.
Study the latest signs that you discovered and probably, there is one that tells you to shift your direction to a certain corner.
Do bedrock tunnel exist?
Throughout my experience, I have not yet encountered bedrock tunneled by the JIA. But this does not mean that it does not exist. It is actually pretty much possible because of the special chemical that they secretly used.
You have to know that aside from the chemicals that they used as mixtures to their concrete, they also had powerful chemicals that can easily dissolve even the hardest type of rock. This explains why they can easily engraved artistic symbols or signs of buried treasures on rock’s hard surfaces.
Thus, they can use such chemical to create bedrock tunnels.