Retrun to marble dump tonight. 70 more, silver ring, glass bangle, porcelain cat? Figure marked Japan.

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I finally went back tonight. Running total is 129 marbles. I finally dug out a sadly broken 5 gallon crock full of cans that blocked me from opening up pocket more. It also is how that fragile glass bangle? Probably survived 80 years on the top layer of a dump. Top layer is 1930s and 40s house hold bottles, mostly easy to date owens Illinois bottles, not worth hauling out. Hopefully I at least get a milk bottle out of here or a decorative piece.

I'm guessing ring is silver because it came out too nice to be plated brass. Plated doll spoon last time was pretty rough from same pocket. Also in mix toy candle stick?, D buckle, porcelain animal figure marked Japan and a glass paper weight. Due to the dump being surrounded by water on all sides except one I'm hesitant to really dig it past a foot down. turning it into a sinkhole seems possible.
 

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I finally went back tonight. Running total is 129 marbles. I finally dug out a sadly broken 5 gallon crock full of cans that blocked me from opening up pocket more. It also is how that fragile glass bangle? Probably survived 80 years on the top layer of a dump. Top layer is 1930s and 40s house hold bottles, mostly easy to date owens Illinois bottles, not worth hauling out. Hopefully I at least get a milk bottle out of here or a decorative piece.

I'm guessing ring is silver because it came out too nice to be plated brass. Plated doll spoon last time was pretty rough from same pocket. Also in mix toy candle stick?, D buckle, porcelain animal figure marked Japan and a glass paper weight. Due to the dump being surrounded by water on all sides except one I'm hesitant to really dig it past a foot down. turning it into a sinkhole seems possible.
Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

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I finally went back tonight. Running total is 129 marbles. I finally dug out a sadly broken 5 gallon crock full of cans that blocked me from opening up pocket more. It also is how that fragile glass bangle? Probably survived 80 years on the top layer of a dump. Top layer is 1930s and 40s house hold bottles, mostly easy to date owens Illinois bottles, not worth hauling out. Hopefully I at least get a milk bottle out of here or a decorative piece.

I'm guessing ring is silver because it came out too nice to be plated brass. Plated doll spoon last time was pretty rough from same pocket. Also in mix toy candle stick?, D buckle, porcelain animal figure marked Japan and a glass paper weight. Due to the dump being surrounded by water on all sides except one I'm hesitant to really dig it past a foot down. turning it into a sinkhole seems possible.
Great job
I like those marbles..I’m still looking for some
 

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Thank you everyone for the comments. There was a hazel atlas Mason jar πŸ«™ in here pitched opening downward and it had a marble in it. Most likely that jar of marbles was dumped here and they all spilled out in this one zone. There's plastic wheels to toys in this zone, some doll house miniature items, shoes, bottles. I suspect someone's childhood toys got dumped on top layer of dump and if i work the first foot of dirt more could be hidden in it. So far bottles have been worthless. Only nice looking one was a aqua pre prohibition Brooklyn NY beer busted unfortunately.
 

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Looks like a very fun place to dig, congrats!
Yes. Now is the time because by Summer mequitoes and poison ivy get bad and I won't go in here.
 

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I finally went back tonight. Running total is 129 marbles. I finally dug out a sadly broken 5 gallon crock full of cans that blocked me from opening up pocket more. It also is how that fragile glass bangle? Probably survived 80 years on the top layer of a dump. Top layer is 1930s and 40s house hold bottles, mostly easy to date owens Illinois bottles, not worth hauling out. Hopefully I at least get a milk bottle out of here or a decorative piece.

I'm guessing ring is silver because it came out too nice to be plated brass. Plated doll spoon last time was pretty rough from same pocket. Also in mix toy candle stick?, D buckle, porcelain animal figure marked Japan and a glass paper weight. Due to the dump being surrounded by water on all sides except one I'm hesitant to really dig it past a foot down. turning it into a sinkhole seems possible.
Now that's different!
Good one.
 

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Now that's different!
Good one.
Thank you. Went back today for 90 min. Got a lot of rain end of this week so after 1 foot of digging my hole started filling with water πŸ’§... it needs a few days to dry out. Still got 14 marbles and a full set of reins. Gem is from bike reflector. Few bottles I haven't cleaned up yet nothing rare bottle wise.
 

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Thank you. Went back today for 90 min. Got a lot of rain end of this week so after 1 foot of digging my hole started filling with water πŸ’§... it needs a few days to dry out. Still got 14 marbles and a full set of reins. Gem is from bike reflector. Few bottles I haven't cleaned up yet nothing rare bottle wise.
That's cool. I like finding the glass ball marbles they used as stoppers in old bottles on the goldfields here. Unfortunately kids back then would smash them out of the bottles to use as marbles so mostly you find those bottles with the tops smashed off of them. By coincidence they get found on their own near old bush homesites where the bottles got smashed and the marble flung out and its dug up with an unassociated target.
Love the glass tops from other bottles too.
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I finally went back tonight. Running total is 129 marbles. I finally dug out a sadly broken 5 gallon crock full of cans that blocked me from opening up pocket more. It also is how that fragile glass bangle? Probably survived 80 years on the top layer of a dump. Top layer is 1930s and 40s house hold bottles, mostly easy to date owens Illinois bottles, not worth hauling out. Hopefully I at least get a milk bottle out of here or a decorative piece.

I'm guessing ring is silver because it came out too nice to be plated brass. Plated doll spoon last time was pretty rough from same pocket. Also in mix toy candle stick?, D buckle, porcelain animal figure marked Japan and a glass paper weight. Due to the dump being surrounded by water on all sides except one I'm hesitant to really dig it past a foot down. turning it into a sinkhole seems possible.
Nice saves RBD... love finding marbles. Why do people throw those away ??
 

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Nice. Reminds me of when I was a kid. I would go visit my grandmother and my dad and his brothers would shoot marbles up on a mountain when they were young and the marbles would wash down the mountain into the street when it rained. I would collect them and put them in a cigar box. Really cool finds.
 

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Nice saves RBD... love finding marbles. Why do people throw those away ??
Thank you. Lot of toy parts in here, dug a toy car, doll spoon and candle stick, headless farmer on tractor 🚜 toy so far. Few wheels to older toys. I really think someone's childhood toys got dumped here along with house hold trash. If it dries out enough before complete grow back I may go deeper. For now I'm covering the 1st foot of soil in marble area.
 

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