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    Jan 2021
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    found this near an old mine

    This old rusted steel container was found in an area in Amador County, CA where there is evidence of old gold mining activity. It's a fairly heavy duty steel container as shown, with the top threaded cap rusted shut. Mostly empty, except for maybe an ounce or so of liquid can be heard sloshing around inside. I'm thinking it must be a container for mercury or some other chemical?
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    Aug 2015
    South Florida
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    Metal Detecting
    Who knows - but could easily be something nasty and/or toxic inside.
    Unless it has value to you, I would consider disposing it / recycling it in some eco-friendly way.
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    Jul 2011
    Gold canyon AZ
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    When you canít find what your looking for, your looking in the wrong place. Time for another drink

  4. #4
    May 2010
    No. Cal.
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    I would bet Mercury jar with a bit of mercury in it.

  5. #5
    Charles Gossett

    Dec 2007
    Victoria, Texas
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    Yep, it's a Mercury flask.

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  6. #6

    Dec 2019
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Could there be Gold mixed with the Mercury?



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