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Back to the lake mud for cans

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Post by canhawk » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:11 am

Found another drained lake in Iowa, Lake Geode. One drawback -- it was built in 1951. But that still gives a decent time span for flat tops and early tabs. And it has the thick black can-preserving muck I so adore. No cone tops yet. Cans were metal detected about 10 inches deep. Pics below are from two trips this month. Holding back best pics and details for Rustlings but I'm picking up a few regional brands and oddballs. Going again this weekend. Blackhawk beer?
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Dust storm on the lake
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Busch tab in situ
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Hamm's sunburst lids
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Warsaw out of the mud
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Pint Schlitz dries off
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Re: Back to the lake mud for cans

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Post by tomcd62 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:54 am

that looks totally fun,

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Re: Back to the lake mud for cans

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Post by keithker » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:20 pm

@canhawk Great stuff.....look forward to seeing some of the finer details in the Rustlings........

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Re: Back to the lake mud for cans

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Post by canhawk » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:56 pm

Some come out like this, very clean, lids are there, but no seam, Galvanic corrosion common to lake cans
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Re: Back to the lake mud for cans

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Post by Rockbob » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:08 pm

Like Rusty Jonesin Steve, Jeff has a knack for these lake bottoms. Good stuff my friend!
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Post by canhawk » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:38 pm

No show stoppers yet but still digging and finding different variations and brands. Also found another cool reel and a tackle box. Steve Rusty Jonesin joined me for a day but the excessive heat index 105 curtailed our effort and drove us out after about 5 hours.

Can hole and gear
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Re: Back to the lake mud for cans

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Post by canhawk » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:24 pm

Drewrys tab from Chicago in the hole
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Post by Rusty Jonesin » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:50 pm

Had a great time out mud trompin again with my buddy Jeff, just to darn Hot!
As Jeff mentioned, It's just so cool being out on drained lakes. I love it.

Another potential opportunity for some Iowa cans,... I still need an Urchtorff
Really not much can wise for me this trip, found a bunch of other stuff, two knives, a multi-tool,
I brought home another anchor( I should get a boat)

I also dug this cool old glass marble reflector, made in Chicago, by King Bee, circa 1938.
when I dug it, It looked like a rock, it took a week of soaking in citric acid
and chipping and scrubbing to clean it up. It says on it" INDESTRUCTABLE "...still works.

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Empty Lake Geode, around 8:00am
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Jeff digging some more
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Re: Back to the lake mud for cans

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Post by canhawk » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:47 am

If you guys had seen Steve's reflector come out of the mud, you would hardly believe the 'after' picture he posted here! It was a lump of mud and caked mineral, with one or two of the reflector marbles showing. Nice clean up job. The lake was built in 1950 but the park was established in 1937.
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Steve comes off the lake to join me in the shoreline shade
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Post by iggyks » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:51 am

I sold some similar reflectors on Ebay and got $50 and up. They apparently were used on WWII military trucks, dunno if that's why they have value or what.
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Re: Back to the lake mud for cans

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Post by Rusty Jonesin » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:32 am

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I sold some similar reflectors on Ebay and got $50 and up. They apparently were used on WWII military trucks, dunno if that's why they have value or what.
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Yeah, when trying to figure out what I had I, I found a forum for guys restoring WWII cargo trailers called "Ben Hur" trailers.
The ones used on these are a later design with a narrower flange and only two mounting holes, maybe that style is more sought after.?

One of the first roads in Iowa, the Agency road 1830's, that led out to the Indian Agency from Burlington passed through here and was Re-routed when the lake was created. You can still see parts of the road and the concrete support of the bridge that once crossed the creek. I found the reflector between the shore and the bridge support. So I speculate that this was once mounted on a bridge post...? But who knows.
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Post by Rusty Jonesin » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:37 am

Hey Jeff,
I hope you kept that Drewrys...that's cool!
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Post by canhawk » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:09 am

That Drewrys mountie can did not hold together.
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Post by Rusty Jonesin » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:36 pm

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Post by kamsquared » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:07 pm

50 shades of Mountie....


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Post by Longopener » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:31 am

I had an orange and a yellow coat mountie; As kids in 70s lower Michigan, we thought the yellow was an Atlantic fisherman and the orange was a fireman. :lol:

Growing up in Michigan about 10 miles from the Ohio border...soil conditions were so bad that flats that were only 15 years old were toast.
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Berghoff LP cone: indoor with rusted seam and slight touchup on white stripe in upper right of label. Also a copper colored Drewrys "Taurus/Gemini" scene; indoor with yellow smoke damage and top lid half cut out.

Will trade a better examples, other cans or buy from you!

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Re: Back to the lake mud for cans

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Post by keithker » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:43 pm

Rusty Jonesin wrote:
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@Rusty Jonesin Steve is that a camera shaped like a bottle that snapped the image.....great stuff...always love hearing about the finds as long at it doesn't mean I ever have to go back through that path of weeds you tried to me try to navigate through only to discover we could have driven down to the dam....

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Post by Rusty Jonesin » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:07 pm

Atlantic Fisherman, I like it, I thought I had a yellow one, couldn't find it.

Keith, you mean these little weeds?
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