The club gathered at an amazing new private property permission obtained by HistoryDetective, who also kindly took us on a tour of a local cave known to the Detective family - absolutely incredible, and even has cave fish! The permission site is an old limestone mine that shut down around 1900. Finds included the tools, wire, and fencing that you'd expect. A railroad spike, not surprising since an active railway is close by and a narrow gauge rail setup existed previously to carry mined rock to the main line (long since torn out to reuse materials elsewhere). There were also shells and bullets throughout, and a spill of post-1990 clad. Someone must have been in a real hurry to go swimming. We wouldn't recommend it these days as there is a large gator down in the bottom of the main pit.
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