She sells seashells at the park?

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09-20-2015, 10:46 PM
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I got out for some diggin this morning. It was nice to have some peaceful time to myself. I hit a spot that must have been a trash dump long ago. It was loaded with clamshells, broken glass, broken dishes, lead scraps, rusty old nails, old black pencils, and other stuff. I got a piece of glass there with the letters burg. Half of Pittsburgh without the h. Had to be pre 1911. I think it's an old ketchup bottle. Here's a little history of the h in Pittsburgh. http://popularpittsburgh.com/whatsinanh/
I dug this little area for a while then wandered around. Didn't get any great finds, but had a good time. I'm going right back to the dumpsite next time I'm there. There's got to be something really cool there.


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09-20-2015, 11:06 PM
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Nice hunt Will! You never can tell what you'll find at a dump. Back in the day they backed their wagons up to the river and just dumped them. No rules, no regs. So you might find just about anything. As you are showing. But you'll be there for months. Where did they dump from. Go look there first. They had to get on and off the wagons. Find the road.

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09-21-2015, 08:28 AM
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Hey Ed. The road is still there. This is on a hillside right down from the road. I've probably skipped over this spot a few times because of all the iron tones. Now I'm using the T2 without the iron grunt and I like it. All the clamshells is kinda puzzling to me. Did people eat alot of clams in the old days? Every hole I dug had shells and broken glass.

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09-21-2015, 09:01 AM
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(09-21-2015 08:28 AM)PittsburghWill Wrote:  Hey Ed. The road is still there. This is on a hillside right down from the road. I've probably skipped over this spot a few times because of all the iron tones. Now I'm using the T2 without the iron grunt and I like it. All the clamshells is kinda puzzling to me. Did people eat alot of clams in the old days? Every hole I dug had shells and broken glass.

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09-21-2015, 12:37 PM
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Here in NJ they fed the colonial troops clams because it was a cheap food.
Good luck with that area

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09-21-2015, 12:52 PM
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Clams & old pottery is a GOOD sign. I'd be back there pronto digging anything that beeps Yes Good stuff, Will...was starting to think you retired, lol.

Is the ground dry over there?

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09-21-2015, 04:54 PM
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(09-21-2015 12:52 PM)NjNyDigger Wrote:  Clams & old pottery is a GOOD sign. I'd be back there pronto digging anything that beeps Yes Good stuff, Will...was starting to think you retired, lol.

Is the ground dry over there?

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Yep I'll be back there soon. It has been real dry here, but it rained alot Saturday and the ground wasn't too bad on Sunday. I also noticed that the ground that was reading 5 bars when it was bone dry only read 4 bars after the rain. That surprised me. I thought moisture would increase the conductivity of the ground not decrease it. Is it cooling down over there?

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09-21-2015, 05:31 PM
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(09-21-2015 04:54 PM)PittsburghWill Wrote:  
(09-21-2015 12:52 PM)NjNyDigger Wrote:  Clams & old pottery is a GOOD sign. I'd be back there pronto digging anything that beeps Yes Good stuff, Will...was starting to think you retired, lol.

Is the ground dry over there?

Joe

Yep I'll be back there soon. It has been real dry here, but it rained alot Saturday and the ground wasn't too bad on Sunday. I also noticed that the ground that was reading 5 bars when it was bone dry only read 4 bars after the rain. That surprised me. I thought moisture would increase the conductivity of the ground not decrease it. Is it cooling down over there?

Yepper, cooled down quite a bit, THANK GOD, now we just need a good batch of rain. It better hurray up, too, as we only have a small window of maybe 3 months prime hunting time before the bitter cold crap starts up.

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09-21-2015, 06:09 PM
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(09-21-2015 12:52 PM)NjNyDigger Wrote:  Clams & old pottery is a GOOD sign. I'd be back there pronto digging anything that beeps Yes Good stuff, Will...was starting to think you retired, lol.

Is the ground dry over there?

Joe

Exactly --

clam shells and old pottery on ANY site is a very good sign (colonial era many times) if/when masses of clam shells are showing up

i'd hit that site hard with the T2 (or any machine) as you're likely to find some very nice finds on that one Yes

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09-21-2015, 08:14 PM
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(09-21-2015 12:37 PM)Bigtony Wrote:  Here in NJ they fed the colonial troops clams because it was a cheap food.
Good luck with that area

Ok so it was cheap food. This site isn't colonial, but it is old. This stuff must have been dumped in the 1800s before this was a park.

(09-21-2015 06:09 PM)MichiganRelicHunter Wrote:  
(09-21-2015 12:52 PM)NjNyDigger Wrote:  Clams & old pottery is a GOOD sign. I'd be back there pronto digging anything that beeps Yes Good stuff, Will...was starting to think you retired, lol.

Is the ground dry over there?

Joe

Exactly --

clam shells and old pottery on ANY site is a very good sign (colonial era many times) if/when masses of clam shells are showing up

i'd hit that site hard with the T2 (or any machine) as you're likely to find some very nice finds on that one Yes

I'll be back there soon.

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