I was ever thankful I took my "arm extender" along with me so that I could reach down to the bottom of the hole. There was a layer of dirt that needed to be scrapped off in order for me to see the 'brass'. Being dry and very fine in nature, it kept sloughing back onto the cap. The next finder should bring a shop-vac along and suck some of that stuff out of there.
While laying on my stomach, with my head in the hole, I wondered what the passing motorists and afternoon joggers thought; this guys probably nuts, better steer clear of him!
Oh well, it all in a days work, isn't it.
Thanks, The Dawntreaders