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This cache has been archived.

Hemlock: This cache has been brought to my attention via a "needs archived log." This cache has been temporarily disabled for over 4 months, which should be more than enough time to replace the cache. While I feel that should hold the location for you and block other cachers from entering the area around this cache for a reasonable amount of time I don't think we can do so any longer. Therefore, I have archived this cache.

When/if this cache is replaced, please email me at and I'll be more than happy to take a look at your cache again. If it is still is within the guidelines for cache placement and posting, it will then be unarchived.

I want to thank you for the time that you have taken to contribute to geocaching in the past and am looking forward to seeing your cache up and running in the future.

Thanks for your understanding,
Volunteer Cache Reviewer


San Cristobal Mine Cache

A cache by gdixon Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 1/8/2004
2 out of 5
3 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This is a cache located at the entrance of the 1866 San Cristobal mine in Quicksilver County Park. This cache is about a 2 mile walk or mountain bike ride uphill from the main entrance to the park in New Almaden.

Have you ever been in a real mine? This mine is part of the famous Almaden Quicksilver mine. The richest single mine in California history. This mine played a significant role in California history and the Gold Rush. This cache location allows you to enter about forty feet into the 1866 San Cristobal mine. At that point there is a locked gate. This mine was in operation from 1866 until the 1960s. Included in the cache is a flashlight so you can see another hundred feet into the mine itself. Amazingly, if you could go beyond the gate you could literally walk for days into the workings of the mine without seeing the same thing twice. This mine was operated continuously for over one hundred years.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Orlbaq gur cvpavp orapu, hc gur uvyy haqre n qbjarq gerr ybt.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



54 Logged Visits

Found it 47     Didn't find it 5     Archive 1     Needs Archived 1     

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