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The latest in our series of Iron Mine Caches, inspired by Edward J. Lenik's Iron Mine Trails. We have been by this site innumerable times, but never thought we'd find a mine so close to this well-traveled intersection near the Church of the Wilderness.
We placed the cache after finding "Pole Cat Farm", and found it to be an easy trek. Thanks to Walkin' Ed for mentioning the mine in his log.
The mine property was purchased in 1846 by Isaac Barnes, and in 1864 leased by John Charleston. It was worked until around 1880. The ore, prized for its bright red color, was sold to brick yards in Haverstraw for coloring brick.
We didn't explore all the 17 acre property, but did find the mine shaft to be very impressive.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum