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  1. #31

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tesorodeoro View Post
    That bottle was likely pontil marked...1860’s likely. My younger brother found one many years ago while we were poking around early camps. That was 20 years ago or more I bet. Dad says they probably had pickles or olives in them.

    Could you take a picture with all of it together at once after you get things cleaned up?
    Was it near a camp?
    This shape bottle was a condiment bottle popular in the 1850s and 60s used for holding ground dry spices or herbs. Pickle bottles were typically square or rectangular. This bottle most likely had ground pepper, mace, or perhaps cinnamon but I would bet pepper. Of course once I get everything cleaned up I will take some cool pictures of it all! I found this cache amongst a handful of small camps along a creek.

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    All I can say is I totally get it. Hopefully that’s enough said.

    Man!
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  3. #33
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    Congrats on your cache and banner, very interesting recovery thread.
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  4. #34
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    Fantastic find!
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  5. #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hendo0601 View Post
    Thank you so much!!! I’m still buzzing from the high of finding all of this stuff and now this?!?! Someone pinch me...
    As Tesorodeoro mentioned, I too would love to see a pic of the bottle you found.
    The iron relics may have been used for years by the person who left them here for you to find.
    But if we could see a cleaned-up pic of the bottle, maybe we could help you with a date on that.

    I visited the California Historical Society Museum in August 2019 and was hoping to see actual mining relics on display, but all they were showing was ephemera.
    Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful museum set in an old building, but I was a little disappointed with the lack of 'hard relics' on display.

    Dave
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    Antiquarian - a person who collects and studies antiquities or relics of the past.

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  6. #36
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    So you pretty much found a whole display and a snap shot of a miners life from the mid to late 1800s ...man that is one of the neatest things I have seen on tnet.
    Congrats,hard work does pay off and well done!
    God and country.

  7. #37
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    What a great find. Could the moderators more a copy of this thread into the gold prospecting section? Many there would like to read about this as well.

    Mike

  8. #38
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANTIQUARIAN View Post
    ....
    I visited the California Historical Society Museum in August 2019 and was hoping to see actual mining relics on display, but all they were showing was ephemera.
    Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful museum set in an old building, but I was a little disappointed with the lack of 'hard relics' on display.

    Dave
    Quote Originally Posted by birdman View Post
    So you pretty much found a whole display and a snap shot of a miners life from the mid to late 1800s ...man that is one of the neatest things I have seen on tnet.
    Congrats,hard work does pay off and well done!
    Hendo, congratulations on your find and your banner!
    I'll agree with others that have basically said that you found a museum display's worth of items in a single hole - that's amazing.
    And if you ask me, which you didn't, I'd suggest that they belong in a museum somewhere. There are many people like Dave that visit the museums of California hoping to see exactly what you've found. I hope you'll consider contacting some of the museums out there to see if they could be conserved by a professional (no disrespect intended to you personally) and then displayed for all to see.

    I don't know about others, but I know I'd love to have something I found in a museum with "on loan from the Brianc053 collection" or something like that on it.

  9. #39
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    You are probably aware already, but there may be some additional parts that go with the smaller of those picks.
    I typically only find these around the early 1850 to late 1860’s mining areas.
    I suppose there is a peened pin that would likely be holding the two pieces together so you probably would have recognized it if you found it.

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    I’d bring back everything from the hole. Nails and everything.
    Last edited by Tesorodeoro; Feb 19, 2021 at 10:09 AM.

  10. #40
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    Talk about finding the mother lode! What an amazing collection of gold rush goodies!!! Congratulations!
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    An example of a marked pick piece that I actually found elsewhere in the same camp as the cache. It’s stamped “J WRIGHT”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hendo0601 View Post
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    An example of a marked pick piece that I actually found elsewhere in the same camp as the cache. It’s stamped “J WRIGHT”
    That’s a keeper there. Busted pick used as a wedge to bust bedrock. Stamped and everything.

  13. #43
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    I agree that it is a museum-quality collection...!
    The stories that stuff can/could tell...!
    What-A-Find...!
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    Stick With It - It's not *IF* you'll find the good stuff , but WHEN!

  14. #44
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    Congratulations on your recovery,perhaps a museum or a collector would surely like to have these
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  15. #45
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    I would strongly suggest not giving or even loaning this to a museum.

    It may get displayed for 12 months then sold off to generate funds after the display gets stale.
    Or it will get shoved in a box and stored in the basement...or separated to supplement other displays.

    No, I’d reserve that for my personal display.
    Now you have to dedicate a corner of the house for an elaborate display.
    It’s kind of like bagging a huge trophy buck...it’s got to get mounted and saved for future admiration regardless of the unanticipated costs.

    I could however envision it being incorporated into a digital display.
    Last edited by Tesorodeoro; Feb 19, 2021 at 04:06 PM.
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