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UnderMiner

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Dug this tooled lip cobalt poison bottle today.
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I dug a 3 foot wide 2 foot deep hole in highly compacted clay and this was the only bottle retrieved. Here is the bottle in situ and immediately after extraction:

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The clay preserved it very well for over 100 years. That's the trade off for digging in clay, the bottles are well preserved but the digging is slow and arduous. There was alot of wood in the hole as well as the lower jaw bone of some sort of large animal, likely a cow or horse.

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Here is the bottom of the bottle, it shows an "H. A." in a diamond. If anyone knows what this abbreviation means please feel free to share.
 
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Wow, great find! Was there something that let you know that spot would be worth digging or are you just picking spots at random in the tidal area?
 

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Wow, great find! Was there something that let you know that spot would be worth digging or are you just picking spots at random in the tidal area?
NYC archives indicate there was a small landfill nearby that was capped in 1910. So I am digging in the same general area indicated on the map. So far everything dates to about 1910 or older so I think I am in the right spot.
 

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