Conserving Lead Artifacts from Storm Wreck

2015-04-29T08:00:36-04:00April 29th, 2015|

Perhaps the easiest material to recognize while conserving is lead. It is easily distinguishable when excavated and handled due to its extreme density. Divers mostly know when they are picking up lead versus cast iron. None more so than the large deck pump recovered in 2011, which weighs nearly 300 pounds. Lead deck pump after excavation. Lead artifacts are also easy to pick out after excavation during the X-ray process. They show up [...]