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China Geocoin China Town Geocoin

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Friday, November 10, 2006
Nevada, United States
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In the hands of 911Code3.

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Current GOAL

To visit all China Towns through out the United State.

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    Tracking History (493.6mi) View Map

    Retrieve It from a Cache 3/7/2012 911Code3 retrieved it from The Big Easy California   Visit Log

    I am honored to have gotten my hands on this coin today, and will give it a ride up to Sacramento's small China town soon.

    Dropped Off 3/3/2012 b4alltime placed it in The Big Easy California - 22.64 miles  Visit Log
    Write note 2/27/2012 RebelTJ posted a note for it   Visit Log

    I'm now watching this one because of the story about it on tb-rescue. If it comes relatively close to Northern IL, I will see if I can grab it to give it a tour and show it to some of my friends before I send it on its way.

    Congrats to b4alltime for finding the coin and congrats to mojave_rattler for the coin being rescued!

    Visited 2/19/2012 b4alltime took it to Chinatown Tour California - 58.36 miles  Visit Log

    After five years underground we felt that we owed the coin a visit to a really big Chinatown and gave it a tour of San Franciso's, only two days after president Obama visited there. It got a thorough tour, lots of people out an about on this holiday weekend, great weather and incense in the air.
    Now we will get the coin back on the move soon.
    See images attached to our first note.

    Retrieve It from a Cache 1/22/2012 b4alltime retrieved it from I Locke It Too California   Visit Log

    Found on a tb rescue mission exactly five years + one day after this coin was placed in GCHPEX, which was disabled the following day and never reactivated or found again until today.
    We initially dismissed the rescue request because of the low likelihood of finding the coin after 1,827 days of being lost. To make matters worse the State Park where this cache was placed was closed two years or more ago due to budgetary problems, so we weren't sure whether we would be trespassing if we looked for it.
    But, we love a challenge and this was a good one, so we left home 50 miles away under gray skies, wind and rain.
    One we arrived, access was not quite as close as we expected due to gating of the road leading to the cache, and it was raining, Nevertheless we bundled up and brought out the umbrellas and our special geocaching tool.
    It was a quick hike, easy access to the old geozone but would anything be left of the old cache ? Rox was the first to notice a small, colorful decoration on the ground , below that a moldy wad of paper that might once have been a log. Nearby was a tiny toy car, so we had found the containerless cache but there was no geocoin on the ground.
    So out came our special geotool the "Coinmaster 4900D", our old metal detector. Progressively sweeping the surrounding area we found 1 to 3 inches underground
    1)Several wads of aluminum foil.
    2)A nail
    3)A spike, probably left over from the railroad days.
    4)The top of an old can.
    and then...
    5)China Town Geocoin. Buried in the sandy soil, its paperwork soggy and moldy, but the coin itself looked fine.

    Major celebrating ensued.

    And now we shall re-prepare the appropriate paperwork and try to get this nice but long-slumbering coin back on its way.


    • Chinatown, San Francisco February, 2012 Made it to Chinatown, SF, year of the Dragon after a long wait.
    • Chinatown, SF gate, February, 2012
    • Chinatown, SF, 2012
    Dropped Off 1/21/2007 a_friend_of_dorothy placed it in I Locke It Too California - 387.42 miles  Visit Log

    Well I held onto this coin too long and while I didn't get it to China Town in San Francisco I did drop it off in a town rich with Chinese history and culture. As the town website states "On August 2, 1970, Locke was added to the registry of national historical places, by the Sacramento County Historical Society, because of its unique status as the only town in the United States built exclusively by the Chinese for the Chinese." For more information about the Town of Locke, California check out

    [This entry was edited by a_friend_of_dorothy on Sunday, January 21, 2007 at 7:52:01 PM.]

    Retrieve It from a Cache 12/31/2006 a_friend_of_dorothy retrieved it from Coins in Henderson Nevada   Visit Log

    Given to me by Wolftrekker. I'll try to get it near China Town in San Francisco.

    Dropped Off 12/31/2006 WolfTrekker placed it in Coins in Henderson Nevada - 25.13 miles  Visit Log
    Retrieve It from a Cache 11/19/2006 WolfTrekker retrieved it from Coin Swap Shop Nevada   Visit Log

    Will move this one along towards it's goal. very cool coin

    Discovered It 11/13/2006 TeamTettamanti discovered it   Visit Log

    Discovered this coin. Thanks!


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