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Mystery Cache

GEO-CLUE Accusation

A cache by kkmk Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 4/25/2011
In Minnesota, United States
2.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is not located at the published coordinates.

This is the final cache in the GEO-CLUE series. See GC217T7 for information about the series. You will need all of the clues and codes found in the other caches in order to locate this cache. All of the caches in the series have the keyword GEO-CLUE in their names and are located in Olmsted County, Minnesota.

Thank you to the many who nominated and voted for this cache as the April 2013 MnGCA Cache of the Month. We would like to share this honor with the many geocachers who created the amazing caches which comprise the series.

Note: The following caches are known to be archived, so until they are fixed, here is the information they should contain:

Cache Clue or code
GC23D5K Mack the KNIFE The Rope
GC222NC I'll show you the ROPEs The Lead Pipe
GC225Y3 Library The Lounge
GC2KN0F The BALL ROOMs of Winter The Kitchen
GC221BF The LOUNGE - Time on Your Hands The Conservatory
GC2PJTM A Lead Pipe Cinch? Weapon code = 51
GC2PPFW PROFESSOR PLUMmer's House The Dining Room
GC2QM7T The Dining Room: Dining Out The Knife
GC27G59 "Game Board" By Col Mustard Col Mustard
GC2522X GO GREEN The Ball Room

Parking is available near the published coordinates, though you may prefer to park elsewhere.

This series was born out of the Lunch Hour Cache-n-Dash III event, sponsored by ArcherDragoon. We won the door prize, which was a cache container. We wanted to find a way to share it with everyone, so we used it for the first cache in the series and invited anyone who wanted, to create the other caches. We are indebted to the many terrific geocachers who stepped up to the challenge and created some amazing caches and puzzles. Thank you all, very much!

The cache is located along a section of the Douglas Trail that is perfectly straight for about 2.4 miles. You will not locate the cache by its coordinates. Instead, you need to determine the coordinates for two points along the trail and the approximate distance that the cache is located from those two points.

Determining the coordinates for Points A and B:

The origin for your calculations is the published coordinates for this cache. Your calculations will give the thousandths of minutes by which the points are offset from the origin (either positive or negative).

To find the coordinates for Point A, you will need to make your accusation of the suspect, weapon, and room involved in the murder based on the evidence you found in the other caches. From the tables below, determine the value A by adding up the values associated with the suspect, weapon, and room you are accusing.

Suspect Value   Weapon Value   Room Value
Mr. Green 22 Candlestick -247 Ballroom 4059
Col Mustard -56 Knife 221 Billiard Room 8271
Mrs. Peacock -17 Lead Pipe 455 Conservatory -153
Prof Plum -95 Revolver -13 Dining Room 6867
Miss Scarlet 61 Rope 689 Hall -2961
Mrs. White -134 Wrench -481 Kitchen 2655
Library 5463
Lounge 1251
Study -1557

Use the following formulas to calculate the offsets in terms of thousandths of minutes. Round to the nearest whole number.

North offset = A * 0.09513
West offset = A * 0.18647

Add the results to the coordinates of the origin to determine the coordinates for Point A.

To determine the coordinates for Point B, start with the value A determined from the tables above and add to it 10 times the value of the Setup Code found in one of the caches. Then use the value B instead of A in the above formulas to calculate the offsets of Point B.

Determining the distances X and Y:

You will need the Suspect, Weapon, and Room Codes found in various caches. Use the following formulas to calculate X and Y.

X = ((R + W) * (R - W + 1)) + (S * (R - W))
Y = ((R + W) * (R - W)) - (S * (R - W - 1))

The cache is located at approximately X feet from Point A and Y feet from Point B. This gives you at most two possible areas in which to search for the cache. There are gift certificates to the Northside Dairy Queen awaiting the first few finders.

If the only caches in the series you need to find before this one are archived or temporarily disabled, contact kkmk to obtain the information they contain.

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