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Rifle Ammunition, USS San Diego #2010-075-027

<p>On top is a bullet with a round top encase in what is called concretion. Concretion is mixture of sand, sediment, and red corrosion product adhered together to form a hard surface. Below is three bullets with sharp tips encase in a larger concretion. The concretion is attached to a long iron rod that is broken at the end.</p>
Title: Rifle Ammunition, USS San Diego, #2010-075-027
Caption: Rifle Ammunition surrounded by concretion from a WWI era ship, USS San Diego (ACR-6)
Description: Springfield rifle ammunition encased in concretion and attached to an iron fastener from a WWI era Armored Cruiser, USS San Diego (ACR-6).
Accession #: 2010-075-027
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