The Goldbug Letterbox, Kensington, Kansas

Originally placed on July 18, 2005 by Der Mad Stamper.
Relocated on August 2, 2012
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To solve this challenge, you will want to reference the short story The Gold Bug by Edgar Allen Poe, and its even shorter sequel, "The Goldbug Series" by Rad Rhymer.

CLUES:

Those silly pack rats searched high and low, but never did manage to find another Gold-Bug. Little did they know that all they had to do was...

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NOTE: Always take adequate precautions (such as prodding with a stick and/or wearing gloves) before reaching into dark crevasses and holes in the wild. Before you set out read the waiver of responsibility and disclaimer.