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Dorchester Pot

    Image:Dorchester_Pot_Artifact_June_1851jpeg|thumb|Vase Mined from Dorchester MassachusettsIn 1851 a zinc and siver vase was mined from solid rock in Dorchester Massachusetts Reported in the June 1851 issue of Scientific American (volume 7, pp. 298-299) it was blasted from solid pudding stone (a type of sedimentary rock) found 15 feet below the surface of Meeting House Hill in Dorchester The bell-shaped vessel had floral designs inlaid with silver It was estimated to be about 100000 years old which if true would earn its designation as an OOPART | Out of Place Artifact Unfortunately the artifact disappeared after circulating through several museums

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