Here are some of my finds from yesterday mostly surface finds, the bottle in the middle is the closest I’ve got to a whole purple bottle.
I dig mostly in New Mexico and Southern Colorado, I have found multiple dumps that have had purple and aqua glass so pre 1920s, a lot of these dumps are in the desert in ghost towns. I try to dig where I see the most glass on the surface but usually the dirt is almost impossible to dig only a few inches down, could there be anything under the hard dirt or no? It’s kind of disappointing when everything is broken so you would think there would be good stuff underground but I’m not for sure if they would’ve even buried their trash underground when the dirt is so hard, it’s confusing to me also because I know of only one dump by a river which is extremely easy to dig into and I’ve gone 5 feet under, have found lots of good stuff but it’s from 1920 to 1950 so not as old as I want to find. It’s too bad to because they turned the even older dump to a lake long ago and have heard they threw all the bottles in the river. I know of one pre 1920s old mining town dump in the mountains have dug 2 feet under but everything’s broken but might try to go back soon to see if I have luck.
Anyways I’m just wondering if anyone thinks digging these dumps with extremely hard dirt will yield any good results. I also wish to hear advice from any bottlediggers from the SW but anyone’s advice is welcome
Some more pics, does anyone know what these square bottles are called I love them though this is my only one which was found in NE NM the bottoms say aceite Mexico
A Stewart’s bluing bottle found at the same dump has hard soil and everything’s spread out so not for sure where to dig, surface finds.