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San Cristobal Mine Cache Redux

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Hidden : 03/04/2005
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3.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

A camo'd 3x5 rubbermaid container. White lid. Clear base with some black paint. Had a +-20' average reading when placed.

This cache is about a 2 mile walk or mountain bike ride uphill from the main entrance to the park in New Almaden.

One of my early cache tries was the original San Cristobal Mine Cache. Regretfully, it had been muggled and apparantly abandoned by the owner. Always bugged me that there was not a cache at what I thought was an interesting spot. This new cache is near the old location, but in a less muggle friendly spot.

Following is the original cache information:


This is a cache located at the entrance of the 1866 San Cristobal mine in Quicksilver County Park. This mine was in operation from 1866 until the 1960s. This mine was operated continuously for over one hundred years.

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. 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.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

N jbbq sver pbhyq or hfrq gb yvtug lbhe jnl va gur zvar.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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