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Governor John Winthrop The Younger's Gold Mine - OU0AE7

 Historic Gold Mine

Hidden by  ithink314

N 41° 34.614' W 72° 33.609' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Connecticut
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Time: 0:31 h   Distance to Travel: 3.14 mi
 Date Hidden: 22 December 2017
 Date Created: 22 December 2017
 Last Modified: 23 December 2017
 Waypoint: OU0AE7

 


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While not particularly well documented on the interwebs, some believe the first governor of Connecticut mined gold in this area, in a finger of Meshomasic State Forest, off Great Hill Pond Road. To log this find, upload a picture of yourself with what you believe could be an old mining location in the background. Please avoid private property outside the Forest property.

http://www.neexplorers.org/wp-content/plugins/leaflet-maps-marker/leaflet-fullscreen.php?marker=38

http://www.us-mining.com/connecticut/cobalt/gold-mines

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Winthrop_the_Younger

https://www.mindat.org/loc-17109.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meshomasic_State_Forest

http://www.nytimes.com/1986/07/08/science/gold-lures-geologists-to-connecticut.html

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12 23 December 2017 TermiteHunter OC Team comment

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