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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.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum