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BONUS CACHE-Black Madonna Shrine & Grottos A-LABS Mystery Cache

Hidden : 05/25/2022
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This Bonus Cache is NOT at the posted Coordinates! 

To easily solve for the correct coordinates, you must visit the Black Madonna Shrine and Grottos between 9 am and 4 pm daily and complete both Adventure Labs on sight.  Part 1 (TerriBikes+) provides the N coordinate missing data and Part 2 (MrsSpongy) provides the W coordinate missing data.  Just replace the proper numbers for the letters below. 

                                 N 38° AB.CDE.  W 90° FG. HJK


This shrine and grottos sight is a hidden gem named for Our Lady of Czestochowa, known in Poland as the Black Madonna. Brother Bronislaus, a Franciscan monk from Poland, hand built this labor of love out of Missouri tiff rock/barite from Potosi mines. The chapel has gorgeous paintings and mosaics and the beautiful grotto creations contain tiff rock with miscellaneous embedded items and religious sculptures. The Adventure Labs help piece together the amazing history of this sight, but we encourage you to research more to learn the diverse history of the original Black Madonna painting. 


We hope you find this place as beautiful and peaceful and we do, and that you enjoy your visit and your smileys. FTF prize is a wood ornament in the possession of MrsSpongy, as it did not fit in the container. Arrangement can be made for the hand-off. 

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