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Eatons Dam

A cache by Fergzter Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/09/2013
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


Welcome to Fergzters 53rd Geocache

This cache is placed at the historic Eatons Dam. A place that highlights the engineering capacity of the gold rush in the greater Ballarat district during the 1800's. The dam wall was constructed out of stone with a clay sealing layer on the upstream side. It is quite different to more modern dam designs. 

In the 1930's the dam wall was breached, causing a major flood in the township of Creswick downstream. The remains of the wall can still be seen today as well as the remains of different types of gold mining methods such as shaft mines and erosional mining. 

Access is available at the Eatons Dam Picnic Area by Jackass Road (Not recommended after rain unless you have a 4WD). If you like to walk access is also available along the Goldfields track that is Accessible from Cosgroves Reservoir Geocache GC4G4X1 (Continue down past the road barrier and pump station to find the walking track). Or walking from Koala Park GC44YB4 following the Goldfields Track. 

As always with geocaches in mining areas, please follow common sense. Keep to the defined tracks and do not disturb the wall. 

FTF Prize is a Bison Tube with logsheet to place wherever you like :)

Be wary at the GZ, it can get a bit slippy so take care. As always rehide the cache as if it were your own. 

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Haqre snyyra gerr nobhg 2z bss genpx.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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