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EarthCache

The Sugarloaf Earthcache

A cache by Skippy (via the Earthcache Master) Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/24/2004
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:

This Earthcache is located in the Hallett Cove Conservation Park. You can park close to this site. To some this place will be familiar as there is another cache nearby.

Hallett Cove Conservation Park is a well-preserved time capsule of the past 600 million years The park contains one of the most important and visually-interesting records of the Permian ice age. This ice age occurred about 280 million years ago when Australia was part of Gondwana, the southern super-continent which was positioned over the present South Pole.

The glaciated pavement at Black Cliff is clear evidence of Hallett Cove's ancient glacial past. The Glacial pavement and sediments associated with the glaciation have aroused world-wide interest.

Hallett Cove has been declared a Geological Monument because of its significance for educational and scientific purposes. To log your find for this virtual you must answer a couple of Questions and Take at least 2 Photos as well as mentioning the number of people you were with when you visited this Earthcache.

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Question 1 : Embedded in the ice were pebbles, rocks and boulders which fell out as the ice melted. They were known as _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .

Question 2 : The Sugarloaf is capped by a thin 'young' layer of _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ clay which was deposited by a river between one to two million years ago.

Email these answers to reno62@internode.on.net .

Please do not put your answers with your log. Then you will need to take Two photo's. One photo of your GPS at Ground Zero (GZ)(S35 04.600 E138 29.889)"GPS at GZ" Second photo can be with your Team in front of The Sugarloaf. Both Photos can be uploaded with your find once you have been verified. Glacier Hike Take a couple of hours to explore the Hallett Cove story. Follow the Glacier Hike and unravel the clues to ancient landscapes and climates, and get to know the local inhabitants.

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Last Updated: on 3/4/2018 5:11:01 AM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (1:11 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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