Just sent you a follow! Also had to check and he is Capt. Doug Drew with the Seamen's Adventures, are you familiar?
I might have to take a drive down before I start bartending for season up in Fort Myers beach! Except I pay in Busch Latte and Trulieve 😂
Do you captain your own vessel? I have a friend who just started a charter in your area, Salty Seamen's I think it is.
absolutely love what youre doing.
I was just down there a few weeks ago on a dive with Amoray to the SS City of Washington, tons of charcoal still down there.
I emailed the local university and they were unsure, so I brought the unknown item to the Historical Society of Southwest Florida. They sent the information to state archaeologist Ryan Wheeler.
Below is his response:
"... good to hear from you! Thanks for sharing those stones...
I totally agree with you. I'm working on finding out what the property across the street was in order to determine whether they could've been using them. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think we have any minerals down here that would be worthwhile tumbling?
If it was used as a.metal...
I haven't had much experience hitting rocks with stuff growing up in Florida. The cement/Pavement felt like it gave more elasticity than the mystery material upon rebound. I've been looking at Florida minerals and can't seem to match it. Not milky quartz, not talcum, not flint or calcite...
Love the thought but the simple zoom in pictures on these look like they have some sort of base or shape at bottom. Mine are fully cylindrical with rounded edges, except the single ball piece. I will get better pictures of that one tomorrow.
Much appreciate the accumulative thoughts on this.
I have tried breaking it with a hammer and the hammer just bounces off. 3 good swings and not even a chip with the hatchet either.
I had one piece carried around with me and noticed it was getting marked up in off my coins. Took a quarter and ran it along the piece and the silver...