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Cobb Mine

A cache by geoffbike Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 04/24/2012
2 out of 5
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This cache brings you to what is left of the abandoned Cobb Mine. This is a very impressive mine site. Please use caution in this area!

Cobb Mine was also known as Splitrock Mine and produced iron ore from 1868 to 1881.

Stage 1 and 2 are roughly at either end of the mine, which followed the vein of iron ore for about a quarter mile. The cut in the ground is exposed for most of this distance. It's really something to see.

Stage 1 brings you to a rock formation near the north end of the mine, which is not far from the blue trail.

As you make your way towards stage 2, please be respectful of the nearby private property, which is adjacent to this section of the mine. Stage 2 is placed near the foundation of a what must have been quite a substantial building at the south end of the mine.

Parking is available on Splitrock Rd. near the dam. Your best bet is to walk east on Splitrock Rd. until the blue trail crosses near the power lines and then head north on the blue trail towards the cache. Using this route will give you about a 1.5 mile hike from the parking lot to the cache.

See the additional waypoint for the location of the intersection of the blue trail and a woods road that will bring you very close to stage 1.

This trail map may also help: (visit link) (click the map button in the upper menu)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Fgntr 1: Ng tebhaq yriry va gur penpx snpvat gur zvar.

Fgntr 2: Orgjrra gur jnyy naq gur ynetr zncyr gerr haqre fbzr fznyy ebpxf . Ab arrq gb zbir ebpxf ba gur jnyy.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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