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Hi,

I would like to share funny EarthCache tasks. I'll start with one of my own EarthCaches and hope you will come up with something. To bring EarthCachers in touch with the clay I thought "creating a Pretzl" would be fun. Hands getting dirty but you will feel the sand component, maybe some mica in there, you will notice what the amount of water is doing with the clay if you mix them and so on. Some pictures here.

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lumbricus

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I did one just north of San Francisco where the lesson was to recognize the multiple sources of the sand on the beach. It called for finding particular types of sand grains, including one that seemed like a one-in-a-million example. I never did find that rare type, but looking for it really got me to look very carefully at the grains and recognize all kinds of minor variations between them, some relevant, some unimportant. If I was less trustworthy, I might wonder if the rare example really existed or was just the CO's way of forcing my to look more closely than I otherwise would have.

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Hi,

I would like to share funny EarthCache tasks. I'll start with one of my own EarthCaches and hope you will come up with something. To bring EarthCachers in touch with the clay I thought "creating a Pretzl" would be fun. Hands getting dirty but you will feel the sand component, maybe some mica in there, you will notice what the amount of water is doing with the clay if you mix them and so on. Some pictures here.

Regards,

lumbricus

 

I love this task! what a wonderful idea!

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Here is another EarthCache which seems to be fun for Geocachers, especially for families with kids. Some pictures. The topic is sand. You need a sieve for it. :grin:

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Here is another EarthCache which seems to be fun for Geocachers, especially for families with kids. Some pictures. The topic is sand. You need a sieve for it. :grin:

 

Love this one with sand! On my to do list (in fact, just going today to buy sieve just for this EC) ;)

 

Another one that's on my to do list with quite interesting and unique tasks...

https://coord.info/GC6J5M5

 

And some more with interesting tasks...

https://coord.info/GC6092F

 

https://coord.info/GC38GN7

 

Will have to bring entire bag of special equipment for these fine ECs :)

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Here is another EarthCache which seems to be fun for Geocachers, especially for families with kids. Some pictures. The topic is sand. You need a sieve for it. :grin:

 

Love this one with sand! On my to do list (in fact, just going today to buy sieve just for this EC) ;)

 

Another one that's on my to do list with quite interesting and unique tasks...

https://coord.info/GC6J5M5

 

And some more with interesting tasks...

https://coord.info/GC6092F

 

https://coord.info/GC38GN7

 

Will have to bring entire bag of special equipment for these fine ECs :)

Drop me a message when you are in my area, a meeting would be nice! :grin:

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Here is another EarthCache which seems to be fun for Geocachers, especially for families with kids. Some pictures. The topic is sand. You need a sieve for it. :grin:

 

I am always interested in Sand! My favorite earthcaches are those that have required hands on tasks to discover certain kids of megacrystals, fossils, pebbles, xenoliths, or zeolites. So, yes, getting down and dirty and making pretzels would be fun.

 

Sand seems particularly apt for this kind of experience:

Rainbows Sands of Rodeo Beach

 

But other things to find have included:

AZ -Zeolites

Xenolith - Joshua Tree

Megacrystals of Rattlesnake Canyon

Edited by geodarts

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I rather enjoyed this one:

If you have children with you, pick up any two reddish rocks. Rub them together briskly for a few seconds. Dab a drop or two of water on the powder that is released and use this residue to "paint" a line or two on your hand. Post the photo of their "artwork" with your log. What is the substance that created the reddish "paint?

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I rather enjoyed this one:

If you have children with you, pick up any two reddish rocks. Rub them together briskly for a few seconds. Dab a drop or two of water on the powder that is released and use this residue to "paint" a line or two on your hand. Post the photo of their "artwork" with your log. What is the substance that created the reddish "paint?

That's cool. Found the cache and added it to my wish list.

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I rather enjoyed this one:

If you have children with you, pick up any two reddish rocks. Rub them together briskly for a few seconds. Dab a drop or two of water on the powder that is released and use this residue to "paint" a line or two on your hand. Post the photo of their "artwork" with your log. What is the substance that created the reddish "paint?

Sounds interesting. Please give me the GC-Code, I'd like to see some pictures. :grin:

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I seem to recall reading about an EC in the USA regarding natural salt mine - and having to lick the surface of the rock??? Many photos of that too - sorry - can't remember to post that one.

 

Also in Qatar i remember doing a "singing dunes: cache that involved running down a sand dune.

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I seem to recall reading about an EC in the USA regarding natural salt mine - and having to lick the surface of the rock??? Many photos of that too - sorry - can't remember to post that one.

 

Also in Qatar i remember doing a "singing dunes: cache that involved running down a sand dune.

 

This one includes salt mine and licking. Lots of fun pics in its gallery...

https://coord.info/GC10NDT

Edited by GCEdo

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I'm sure there are others like it, but I just remembered this one that has you find a piece of iron ore and stick a magnet to it.

 

https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC1GRQ0_the-marmoraton

 

My nephew has one where you used a magnet and a compass to locate magnetite. Some pictures of MKHs stuck to rocks... :rolleyes: But that's educational, rather than a 'funny task'.

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I'm sure there are others like it, but I just remembered this one that has you find a piece of iron ore and stick a magnet to it.

 

https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC1GRQ0_the-marmoraton

 

My nephew has one where you used a magnet and a compass to locate magnetite. Some pictures of MKHs stuck to rocks... :rolleyes: But that's educational, rather than a 'funny task'.

 

I believe tasks can be both!

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