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Blue Hawk Mine Cache

Hidden : 5/23/2007
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is located a short distance up hill from the entrance to Blue Hawk Mine.



Blue Hawk mine is located on the East slope of Blue Grouse Mountain on the West side of Okanagan Lake. The mine shaft is approximately 90 metres long. It's now inactive, but at one time 5 metric tonnes of ore was mined yielding 560 grams of silver and 156 grams of gold.

If you want to check out the mine make sure you bring a good flashlight. You may also need some good waterproof shoes or boots. There's normally quite a bit of water pooled at the entrance. The rest of the mine is relatively dry. The mine contains many undisturbed geological formations.

In addition to the mine, the cache location has a pretty good view of Okanagan Lake and the surrounding mountains. Muggles shouldn't be too big a problem way out here, but please hide the cache well after you find it.

The roads into the area are fairly well maintained. Some sections of the road are rough, but with careful driving you should be able to drive almost all the way to the cache.

Some quick directions in case you need them:
From Westside Road take Bear Lake Main Road AKA Lambly Creek Road (Across the road from Traders Cove Park.)
Just past the timber yard, and the 7km marker turn right onto the road leading to the motocross lower pits. There are signs posted.
When you reach the parking lot turn right and go up the hill.
Keep right on the same road the rest of the way.



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