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Dahlonega Gold Museum

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Hidden : 05/12/2011
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Dahlonega Gold Museum

Cache information:

Steward: Trez*
Park: Dahlonega Gold Museum
Cache type: Puzzle/Unknown
Difficulty: 1.5
Terrain: 1.5
Cache Description: This is a Puzzle cache.  You will have search to find items described below and answer questions to gather numbers for the 4 digit combination that unlocks the ammo can that is inside the museum. 

The geocache is only available during operating hours, Monday-Saturday 9AM - 5PM, Sunday, 10AM – 5PM. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New year's Day. You will need to enter the museum and pay the admission fee.

It will take 30 - 45 minutes to visit and unlock the ammo can. Paper and a writing instrument will prove useful as you gather information for the combination. This Geocache will be visited by non/new geocachers.  It's recommended that you don't leave trackables in the Geocache.

The above coordinates will take you to a place where you can answer the following questions.

On the outside of the Museum count the number of brass benchmarks showing the original courthouse property boundary of 1833. This number = ”A”.

Solve these clues from inside the Museum:

How many ounces of Dahlonega gold were used to plate the dome of the Georgia State Capitol building? Take the number of ounces and subtract 54. This number = “B”.

The first coin minted with the stamp “D” for Dahlonega was in what year? Subtract 1830 from that year. That answer = “C”.

The largest Gold Nugget ever found in Georgia weighted how much? Use just the pounds. This number = “D”.

After you have all these numbers ask the Ranger at the front desk for the treasure box and try your luck in mining for the gold using “ABCD” to unlock the ammo can. If you trade for items from the treasure box, remember to trade for something that is of equal or greater value.

The Dahlonega Gold Museum is open:
Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Group rates available with advance notice.

Georgia State Parks History Trails:

The History Trail is the coolest new phase of the Geo-Challenge. For starters, there are 14 new historic sites and parks. Thirteen of these sites -- including this one -- are Multi-Caches, where you'll visit a number of locations (solving clues) that will give you the secret combination to open the geocache. Inside you'll find new prizes: History Trading Cards! New Sites, New rules, new prizes... but still the same fun and adventure of Georgia State Parks Geo-Challenge. So whether you're a first-time or a seasoned pro, you can "Get Out. Get Dirty. And Get Fit" in a Georgia State Park today!

How to Hit the History Trail:

The History Trail crosses the entire state and features 14 new Historic Sites and Historic Parks! Each site has multiple locations that you will need to visit in order to solve several clues. Once they are solved and you’ve figured out the secret combination, to unlock the geocache, you’ll collect your History Trail Trading Card. (Please take only one.The card corresponds to the site and the historic group to which it belongs. Each historic group has multiple cards (Native Americans has 4 cards, Forts has 3 cards, Historic Homes has 2 cards, Plantations has 3 cards, Museums/Battlefields has 2 cards.) When you’ve completed a set (either by visiting or trading) you can turn them into a Ranger to receive your custom souvenir tokens! Since there are 5 historic groups, you can collect all 5 souvenir tokens!

State Parks Information:

For informantion on GA Parks Geocaching:
Park:(706) 245-6270
Lodges/Cabins/Yurts/Camp Reservations: (800) 864-7275

Special Thanks:

Special thanks to the Georgia Geocaching Association and member Trez*

Disclaimer to New Geocachers:

Please join us in playing! Anyone who observes and obeys the rules as stated on is welcome. Please do not remove the container from the office. The real treasure is solving the clues by visiting various locations on the site, figuring out the combination of the locked geocache, and sharing news of your find with everyone else online! Paper and a writing instrument will prove useful as you gather information for the combination. This geocache will be visited by non/new geocachers alike, and it's recommended that you do not leave trackables in the geocache. If you take something from the geocache, PLEASE leave something of equal or greater value for others to find and enjoy. We ask that you do not leave money in the state geocaches. Thanks.
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