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After finding glass shards in my garden, I started doing a little digging, and have found some very interesting things already.
Most notable is a complete lid for a butter churning crock, and a spark plug I was able to date as pre-1930.
I've found the bases to approximately eight Ball jars, and the base to a Kerr jar I was able to date as 1915-1920's.
The thing is, I've only gone approximately 8 inches deep, and the hole is only maybe 5ft by 3ft.
I don't want to tear up my whole yard, and I don't have the tenacity to go ten feet deep unless I know there's a treasure chest full of gold waiting at the bottom.
How do you guys know when to stop? Right now it's confined to my garden, but I've already got half of a 5 gallon bucket full of glass shards.
 

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You stop when the ground stops you, or you run out of will/steam.

Look into a probe and or metal detector, so you're not just digging random holes all over the place?
 

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My four year old niece found this one in the garden today. Diamond on the bottom and all that is visible of the main embossing is "S."
Is this the same Diamond as the insulator manufacturer from Canada? (Dominion)
How old might this be?

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with out a top hard to date but I would guess pre 1920, but just my opinion, others may vary? Leon.
 

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