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Mondo's At the Paint Mines
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Located at the upper parking for the new Paint Mines Interpretive Park that opened June 4, 2007.
The Paint Mines are a collection of eroded gulches of sandstone-capped clay colored by leaching minerals, ghost-white hoodoos and elaborate labyrinths of eroded rock. They cut through the landscape southeast of Calhan, where they have formed over millions of years. Resembling the fantastical gullies and drainages of the Badlands of South Dakota, the Paint Mines lie in the valley of the Big Sandy Creek drainage, a tributary of the Arkansas River. They are named for clays found there, thought by archaeologists to have been used by American Indians to make paint. The colors - butterscotch yellows, rusty oranges and faded greens that glow in the sunlight that scorches the surrounding landscape - have attracted humans for thousands of years. It is about time some cachers visited ;-)
The cache is a camoed pill bottle. Bring your own pen or pencil and enjoy the other caches nearby. NOTE: 7/16/13 Cache is now a camoed preform bottle.
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Last Updated: on 1/7/2018 2:42:04 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (10:42 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum