Traditional Geocache

Barnes Mine Cache

A cache by Joek and maddog Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 12/24/2004
In New York, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


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.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Va gur zvar

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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