Who Found
Not clear
When Found
Pre - 1990
Where Found
From Money Pit area
Firsthand / Secondhand
According to Bowdoin's prospectus of 1909, "Gold Shavings" had been retrieved. Rupert Furneaux's, "The Money Pit Mystery", pg.70
Location Today
Oddity Factor
Assessment of Authenticity
Blair's affidavit in 1926 swears that Putnam had discovered privately to a few principle shareholders that he was convinced the drill had gone through gold in 1897. This may have convinced the source of Bowdoin's claim.
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