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This cache has been archived.

Derringer: Hope abandoned!!!
Sentinel Fire maps indicate this cache has been cooked.
There is little chance it survived the flames.[:(]
It, and many others will be replaced and remnants removed over the coming year.
On the bright side it means lots of High Country trips [:D]


Abandon Hope

A cache by Derringer Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 3/11/2006
2 out of 5
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

All Ye who enter here

During the Gold rush of 1864, Four reefs were worked on the Good Hope Spur.
These reefs were the best performing mines in the Crooked River Goldfields.

The Good Hope Consolidated Mining company was responsible for the development of the gold mining operation.
In 1865 they erected a 12 head battery stamper to crush rock and extract gold from the 4 adits.
The stamper was powered by a portable 10hp steam engine and Cornish boiler.

The Good Hope mine was worked from 1865 to 1906 producing around 23,300oz of gold.
Its best years were from 1865 to 1870 when the mine yielded 20,000oz of gold.

A walking track will take you to all points of this cache.
Your starting point is the one of the Old Good Hope mine shafts (mine number 4).
Enter and proceed a short distance to 2 objects,
What you seek is on one of these objects.
A torch may be handy.
This tunnel goes on for 400m.
Proceed further at your own risk

Just before you get back onto the main track, checkout the haulway and remnants at
S37 20.109
E 147 06.148

GPS readings for this cache varied greatly and the best we could achieve was 10m epe
The hint reflects this.
You are looking for a 200ml sistema container.

Enjoy this historic area.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Vf ybpngrq, va n ebpx jnyy, pybfr gb n ynetr zrgny bowrpg.
Ybbx sbe n ybbfr ebpx.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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