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    New place to dig bottles

    So I came up on this side of a hill and it is covered with literally glass bottles everywhere. The ones on the surface range from brown clorox to clear medicine to broken cokes ranging from 50s-70s. I tried digging and was curious what to expect. About 18" down I hit a layer of metal cans, oil cans etc and then past that is a layer of orange/tan sand. That's as far as Ive dug. In your experience is this a dump or fill dirt brought in? Do you think there will be stuff under the sandy layer? Thanks
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    The best way to know it get out there and start digging .That's what makes it fun to start with .You never know what you might find Good luck

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    Looks like it is covered in poison ivy too so you might take precautions unless "you're immune to the stuff" (Addicted to Love )

    A bottle probe is your friend in determining the depth of the dump unless you like digging a lot.
    Last edited by Dug; Sep 13, 2019 at 08:09 AM.
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    I've frequently encountered layers of sand used to cap deeper dump layers, and the sand layer can be pretty deep depending on where you dig. Definitely worth sinking a test hole as the earlier layers could be significantly older and better.
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