IMC No 4 P-CA Fire - 26 Coal Mine
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IMC No 4 Fire 26 Coal Mine
IMC No. 4 P-CA-Fire - 26 Coal Mine
This cache can be searched and found like any other traditional cache, but …
… it can be the starting point for an international cooperation as well:
This cache is just one cache of a set of 12 caches named "IMC No. 4 …" (IMC = International Multi-Cache) dedicated to the theme Fire, one of the four basic elements of Earth.
These caches are hidden in 12/2 Countries worldwide:
AU = Australia, CA = Canada, CL = Chile, CZ = Czech Rep. DE = Germany, Es = Spaon, NL = Netherlands, NZ = New Zealand, PT = Portugal, SG = Singapore, TH = Thiland, ZA = South Africa.
In each country there is a "primary cache" like this one and a "secondary cache" that can only be found with "hints" distributed to all primary caches.
The 12 primary caches are named "IMC No. 4 P-x - yyy" and the 12 secondary caches "IMC No. 4 S-x - zzz" where x is the country code given above and yyy and zzz can be any additional name.
The hints for the secondary caches are printed on "lists of hints" that are inside the primary caches. As the primary caches are scattered all over the world it will either require a lot of travelling or - and that is the intention of the IMC No. 4 - international cooperation:
If you want to find the secondary cache as well, you should contact finders of other primary IMC No. 4 caches and exchange the hints.
And please don't be a poor sport!
Never publish these hints anywhere! Not in a log report or on any web side. The hints shall only be exchanged / traded between geocachers that found the primary caches and want to search the secondary caches.
The IMC No. 4 team wish you good luck!
(Repeat in the local language, if aplicable)
Table with links to all 12 IMC Nr. 4 caches is here
IMC No 4 Fire cache 26 Coal Mine is located near the location of a closed coal mine near Glace Bay on Cape Breton Island
Coal was an improtant to The developmant of Canada as a nation. The discovery of it in the late 1700s led to the exploration of Canada by the French,
Nearby in a town called Port Morien are the remnants of the First coal mine in Canada which was used to fire the fireplaces in the nearby Fortress at Louisbourg.
Coal mining in this region lasted until the late 1900s and was major employment center, The coal from the Sydney coalfields warmed many homes and helped produce a lot os steel at the nearby steel mills.
Mining is now history in this region and theis cache is placed near one of the last mines, In the 1979 an explosion at the No 26 mine forced it to close.
Follow the signs along the way, The Colliery Route that is, until you get to Glace Bay, Yuo should be able to find Connaught Avenue, find the One B Road which leads to Wallaces Cove and O'niel's Point which is the former site of the No 26 Coal Mine and No 1B. Proceed to the end of the road and you will see a fenced area on the right, There is a small trail skirting the fence, follow this until you see a small bridge,, the cache is near by.
Standard stash note
IMC Stash note
Several copies of the hintsheet
Do not forget that if you find this cache them others will be looking forward to obtaining hints for the secondary cache, Take a copy of the hints as I will not distribute to other cachers,
Other people will contact you requesting the hint in their country, and if you want to do the Secondary cache then you will have to do the searching as well,
Have FUN, and help the other cachers out..
Don't forget: "Cache in, Trash out"
FIRST TO FIND Goes to Hershey1 way to go Jim!!
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum