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Made it back under today and decide to dig out the layer of black glass left behind by what must have been a saloon or gambling hall during the gold rush. The glass is so thick that I could hardly dig in it! After a little bit in the first whole bottle showed up, and to my surprise it end up being an IP New England whiskey cylinder, needless to say I'm stoked! After that I dug a couple more blacks, and that finished out the bottles for the day. I cam back around and hit the beads again, and then under some bricks a nice surprise...





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Nice IP New England cylinder waiting to be pulled out!
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Half a bears grease lid, sadly couldn't find the rest...
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All this came out of 4x4 foot area... They must have smashed it all on purpose... Luckily they left a few for me, the New England cylinder made it all worth while...
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So here is the surprise, if you look closely in the center of the pic you can see a round edge.... Ended up being two Mexican 8 reales! Not super coins but great fun to find... Then a little after that pulling down the brick from the top a little silver coin falls out, a nice 1897 dime, just as I first saw it... I cant believe how clean it is. The last pic is the strand of trade beads in situ...

Thanks for looking everyone!
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Looking great Matt, hoping you get some really good stuff out of there...[;)]
 

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Hi Doug, Great post. This might be a stupid question but what tribes do you suppose they were trading with? Are you planning to sift any of the dirt? I hope you have only scratched the surface and there is much more to come. Please post some cleaned up pictures when you can. Kevin
 

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Hey Matt,

I feel muddy! Thanks for the great time capsule photo spread.

Tell me, please, is that an antler scratcher in the foreground of the above photo?

These under building spelunking with shovels and scratchers expeditions knock me out. Thanks for taking us along, and bring
on the beads and silver!

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ORIGINAL: RICKJJ59W

He already did get some "really good stuff".[;)]

Cool digs T
I was hoping he would have the kind of success you've had with a few of your finds...[;)]
 

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You must be having a blast thanks for posting the pics.
 

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Well you sure got yourself a nice spot! The New England glass even follows you to Cali! lol
 

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