Once again, Plaidbeard's Crew has discovered an abandoned - or at least hidden - mine. This mine tried to cleverly disguise itself as a dugout house, but it didn't fool the Crew. They soon found the secret panel at the back of the hut masquerading as a fireplace, and gentle tugging and calculations soon revealed its true properties. The mud trap door swung open and all the treasures of the gold mine shone forth.
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Well......not quite. The gate at the front of the hut barred them from entry - they had not yet, this early in their career, learned to pick locks - but they found, after scrambling up the hill behind the "dugout", a container full of things which would have been in a mine: A troll, gold coins, a pearl necklace (a pearl mine???), a Dude practicing on his skateboard (those reckless guys), post-it notes (all excavators take notes, of course), and a super ball. (Okay, there's no excuse for that one.) This shiny black container was skillfully re-hidden until it could be claimed and tested at a later date by the intrepid Crew.