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PMC Lite - Not Finley's Mine

Hidden : 3/20/2010
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2.5 out of 5

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Geocache Description:

The thirty fourth cache in the Grumpy Dolphin series.
Located in Mount Hope Historical Park
Note: The cache is not hidden in the wall-like structure, nor is it within 5" of the edge of the subsistence pit.

Finley Dolphin was working industriously on his school report.
"Uncle Harry, iron mining began in Mount Hope in 1710. During the Revolutionary War, it was a major source of iron." Finley did some more research on the Internet. "Almost six million tons of ore were mined here. Analysis of the ore showed the magnetite to be about 60% iron, with trace amounts of manganese, phosphorus and sulfur. (hmm... No zirconium or tungsten...)" "The mines located in Mount Hope Historical Park are the Teabo, Allen and Richard Mines. The mines on Hickory Hill are the Taylor and Finley Mines..."
"Uncle Harry! They named a mine after me! Can we go see it?"
"I'm sorry, Finley, but those mines are located across Mount Hope Road, and belong to the Tilcon Quarry."
"Uncle Harry. Let's go to Mount Hope, and find a mine, and I can adopt it and call it the Finley Mine!"
Well, it's an interesting park, with nice hiking trails, and should be an educational experience for Finley, so off we went.
We started off at the old Teabo Mine, but a rather large bear dissuaded us from exploring the area. "Uncle Harry. Is that Amparo Oso?" "Yes. That looks like her."
We continued onward, exploring other mines. We looked at Richard #6. "It's a nice mine, Uncle Harry. But it is not Finley's MIne."
We continued onward to the starting point listed. "This is a nice mine pit! But it's too close to the cache at the water tower."
"Here it is! I like this mine. I shall rename it Finley's Mine." With that Finley hid the cache. I didn't have the heart to tell him that he cannot rename things, just because he wants to.

We returned home, and Finley wrote up his report for school. As I was checking his report, I came across this note.

Buttered Popcorn - Supremes
Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Finley Sings the Blues - Billie Holiday
Little Green Apples - O. C. Smith
As Time Goes by - Barbra Streisand
As Long As I Have You - Elvis Presley
One is the Loneliest Number - Three Dog Night

"Finley. What is this?"
"It's elementary, Uncle Harry. Just some music I want to upload to my ipod."
"Okay. But no listening to music during chemistry class!" (Who'd have thought the youngster likes oldies music!) "Very good report, Finley."

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Haqre ynetr ebpx, uvqqra oruvaq fznyyre ebpx.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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