Tuesday, May 3, 2016

At the Salt Springs in search of crypto evidence

Tim Fasano at the Salt Springs
George and I spent a wonderful afternoon at the Salt Springs looking for Crypto evidence. It was a beautiful day, a little on the hot side. But we enjoyed it anyway. We did find an artifact of some interest. It may even date back to the Civil War.

The iron ore?
It was what looked like a chunk of iron ore. We had no idea where that came from. Limestone would be what you would expect near these springs which house underground caves. Cave diving seems to be popular in Pasco County.

Tim Fasano and George Mcgee
A google search shows that the Confederacy (Florida was the second state to succeed from the Union) mined salt from this area. It is where the fresh water meets the Gulf of Mexico. Salt deposits could have been building up for thousands of years. The Confederacy seems to have taken most of it.
Its possible they left their equipment behind and George found a piece of it. This is something we may never know.
George looking at the water
Enjoying the lake


1 comment:

  1. New Port Ritchie has some of the best smoked chicken on the planet, but you have to go to that area between the two court houses to find it.

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