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Welcome to the contest!

 

Only the Setting (class) will be used. This is the number preceding the description of the setting. 10 points will be awarded for each setting when getting the benchmark of a particular setting (number) the First time. 1 point for each additional find for that particular setting. When you log a find for setting #7 (for example) you will get 10 points for the first benchmark with that setting and 1 point for each additional benchmark with that setting. Finding 7 benchmarks with that setting (#7) would then score you 16 points - 10 points for the first one and 6 points for the other six benchmarks (1 point per benchmark). All scoring will be based on the following list at the end of this post and using the Setting (Class) NUMBER. Code (description) may vary, but the NUMBER will be the deciding factor. If the

 

GC.com page does NOT show the number you will need to click on the "view original datasheet" link to verify the setting number.

 

Bonus scoring will be for the following criteria.

 

Bonus points for getting 9 different settings - 10 points

Bonus points for getting 18 different settings - 25 points

Bonus points for monument date of "UNK" - 25 points (ONLY for the FIRST benchmark of each setting number)

Bonus points for monument dates pre-1960 - 5 points and pre-1935 -10 points and pre-1900 - 15 points. (ONLY for the FIRST benchmark of each setting number)

Monument dates are when the benchmark was set (from the GC.com pages). Note, you cannot claim pre-1900, pre-1935, and pre-1960 bonus all for the same benchmark! You can only claim one bonus per benchmark monumentation. You can only claim 1 monumentation bonus for each setting number, so choose wisely when to log your finds.

 

Handicap for those in the cold frozen north - Post a picture of the benchmark with the ground covered in snow and get a 5 point bonus for the first benchmark of each setting number and a 1 point bonus for all others. The ground MUST be covered with snow to get the bonus.

 

You will be required to post a clear picture of the benchmark on the log and link to the benchmark page when posting a claim in the contest.

 

You can log benchmarks that YOU have NOT found in the past year. You may log recoveries older than 1 year as notes for the contest with new pictures.

 

If you log a benchmark that is not a disk showing the designation you will need to have a "Clear" photo of the mark and have your GPSr showing the coordinates and it must be clear enough to read. If it is a chiseled mark, be sure that it can be seen in the picture you post.

 

You must be signed up prior to the start of the contest.

 

Contest will run from March 15th until June 15th.

 

Sign up will run 30 days prior to the start of the contest.

 

There will be a separate thread for logging your finds for the contest. This thread will be started at the beginning of the contest.

 

UNK1's decisions will be final. There will be other judges to make sure UNK1 doesn't miss anything.

 

 

 

 

The official settings list

 

Setting (Class) Code

 

0 Unspecified setting

2 Object driven into ground

4 Object surrounded by mass of concrete

7 Set in top of concrete monument

9 Set in prefabricated concrete post

15 A metal rod driven into ground. See text for additional information.

16 A metal rod with base plate buried/screwed into ground

17 Set into or fastened to top of metal pipe driven into ground

21 Set in concrete in a clay tile pipe

 

30 Light structures (other than listed below)

31 Pavement (street, sidewalk, curb, etc.)

32 Retaining wall or concrete ledge

33 Piles or poles (e.g. spike in utility pole)

34 Footings of small/medium structures

35 Mat foundation or concrete slab other than pavement

36 Massive structures (other than listed below)

37 Massive retaining walls

38 Abutment or pier of large bridges

39 Tunnels

40 Large structures with deep foundations

41 Large structure with foundations on bedrock

 

45 Unspecified deep unsleeved setting (10FT+ or 3.048M+)

46 Copper-clad steel rod without sleeve (10FT+ or 3.048M+)

47 Galvanized steel pipe without sleeve (10FT+ or 3.048M+)

48 Galvanized steel rod without sleeve (10FT+ or 3.048M+)

49 Stainless steel rod without sleeve (10FT+ or 3.048M+)

50 Aluminum alloy rod without sleeve (10FT+ or 3.048M+)

 

55 Unspecified pipe/rod in sleeve (10FT+ or 3.048M+)

56 Copper-clad rod in sleeve (10FT+ or 3.048M+)

57 Galvanized steel pipe in sleeve (10FT+ or 3.048M+)

58 Galvanized steel rod in sleeve (10FT+ or 3.048M+)

59 Stainless steel rod in sleeve (10FT+ or 3.048M+)

60 Aluminum alloy rod in sleeve (10FT+ or 3.048M+)

 

65 Unspecified rock or boulder

66 In rock outcrop or ledge

80 In a boulder

 

When you post your finds here please use 2 links per benchmark (if needed). Have the first link go to the GC.com benchmark page so we can look at the pictures you posted and verify the claim. If the GC page does not have the setting number showing, then please post a link to the Original Datasheet (you will need to click on the "View original datasheet" link on the GC benchmark page to be able to set up that link.)

 

Your post should look like this......

 

FV0004 Z24 -- Setting 38 15points -- first for setting #38 Plus snow bonus for 15 points (this is a sample only).

 

To view the prizes Click Here

 

Please use this thread only for logging your finds. Thank you.

 

Good luck and have fun,

 

UNK1

 

Added color

Edited by UNK1

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I could not edit the above post due to the 24 hour rule, so here is the final version on the bonuses.

 

A revision to the bonus rules:

 

Bonus scoring will be for the following criteria.

 

Bonus points for getting 9 different settings - 10 points

Bonus points for getting 18 different settings - 25 points

Bonus points for getting 27 different settings - 60 points

Bonus points for getting all 36 different settings 150 points

 

Bonus points for monument date of "UNK" - 25 points (ONLY 1 benchmark of each setting number)

Bonus points for monument dates pre-1960 - 5 points (ONLY 1 benchmark of each setting number)

Bonus points for monument dates pre-1935 -10 points (ONLY 1 benchmark of each setting number)

Bonus points for monument dates pre-1900 - 15 points. (ONLY 1 benchmark of each setting number)

Monument dates are when the benchmark was set (from the GC.com pages). Note, you cannot claim pre-1900, pre-1935, and pre-1960 bonus all for the same benchmark! You can only claim one bonus per benchmark monumentation. You can only claim each monumentation bonus once for each setting number.

 

Note that there are 4 different monumentation bonuses meaning a maximum of 4 bonuses per setting type.

 

UNK1

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First to log? Wow! I'm just going to log as I go along, and not try to juggle potential logs for bonus points. I'm in for the push to get me out there. Points not too important for me. To each his own. Best of luck to all!

 

DX4813 -- Setting #7 -- 10 points -- first for setting #7 -- [Note: NGS datasheet used for setting, GC too old]

AB8571 -- Setting #30 -- 10 points -- first for setting #30

AB8572 -- Setting #34 -- 10 points -- first for setting #34

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Okay, here's my shot for the 15th. I was able to sneak by my girlfriend while she was asleep. Unfortunately, it made my recovery take a little longer, but.. I can live with that. :rolleyes:

 

Setting: 7 (27 pts)

EE0067 - Setting 7 - 20 points (+10 for <1935 date)

EE0142 - Setting 7 - 6 points (+5 for <1960 date)

EE0141 - Setting 7 - 1 point

 

Setting: 30 (52 pts)

EE0075 - Setting 30 - 35 points (+25 for UNK date)

EE0079 - Setting 30 - 11 points (+10 for <1935 date)

EE0063 - Setting 30 - 6 points (+5 for <1960 date)

 

Setting: 34 (20 pts)

EE0064 - Setting 34 - 20 points (+10 for <1935 date)

 

Setting: 36 (53 pts)

EE0072 - Setting 36 - 35 points (+25 for UNK date)

EE0071 - Setting 36 - 11 points (+10 for <1935 date)

EE0069 - Setting 36 - 6 point (+5 for <1960 date)

EE0084 - Setting 36 - 1 point

 

Setting: 66 (10 pts)

AH8552 - Setting 66 - 10 points

 

[Edit: I hope I did it right this time.]

Edited by foxtrot_xray

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SETTING 7

HE1065 GALENA - SETTING 7 1ST

 

10 + 5 (1ST AND PRE 1960)

 

GG0725 FAIRLAND - SETTING 7

 

1 POINT

 

GG0699 YANKEE - SETTING 7

 

1 POINT

 

SETTING 30

GG0245 C 52 - SETTING 30 1ST

 

10 + 10 (1ST AND 1934)

 

GG0263 Y 163 RESET - SETTING 30

 

1 POINT

 

SETTING 36

GG0261 X 163 - SETTING 36 1ST

 

10 + 10 (1ST AND 1934)

 

TTL. 58 POINTS

 

I sure hope this is close enough to right.

 

Edit

OK I think I do now!!

Edited by GEO*Trailblazer 1

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OK, I think I did this right. All recoveries are from Sunday 15 March 2009.

 

Setting 7

PN0027 BANK Setting 7 10 pts + 10pts (pre1935) = 20 pts

PN0029 DUCK Setting 7 1 pt = 1 pt

PN0077 BROWN Setting 7 1 pt + 5 pts (pre1960) = 6 pts

PN0866 AMOS Setting 7 1 pt + 5 pts (snow) = 6 pts

 

Setting 17

PN0060 ANDY Setting 17 10 pts + 10 pts (pre1935) + 5 pts (snow) = 25 pts

 

Setting 34

PN0082 N2 Setting 34 10 pts + 10pts (pre1935) = 20 pts

 

Setting 36

PN0066 4 (bolt) Setting 36 10 pts + 25pts (Unk) = 35 pts

PN0074 GB2 Setting 36 1 pt + 5pts (pre1960) = 6 pts

 

Setting 38

PN0706 U227 Setting 38 10pts

PN0839 T227 Setting 38 1 pt

 

Setting 40

PN0067 WL258 Setting 40 10 pts + 5pts (pre1960) = 15 pts

PN0078 P2 Setting 40 1 pt + 10 pts(pre1935) = 11 pts

PN0081 O2 Reset Setting 40 1 pt

 

Setting 46

PN0092 K130 Setting 46 10 pts

Edited by AstroD-Team

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OK - here goes... I'm pretty new to this, so I hope I get all the formatting and links correct (not to mention properly claiming my finds and points!):

 

All finds on 17 March 2009

Setting 30

HV1407 1 WNY Setting 30 10 pts + 25pts (UNK monument date) = 35 pts

HV1400 X Setting 30 = 1 pt

HV1381 W RESET Setting 30 1 pt + 5 pts (pre-1960)= 6 pts

HV7972 Y RESET Setting 30 = 1 pt

 

Edit: Corrected setting - old datasheets from GC.com and current ones from NGS don't match! Hunters beware... (Thanks UNK1!)

Edited by ipuppy

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SETTING 7 (10 PTS.)

 

HE1230 NE-001 - SETTING 7

 

1 POINT

 

HE1231 NE-002 - SETTING 7

 

1 POINT

 

HE1234 NE-005 - SETTING 7

 

1 POINT

 

HE1235 NE-006 - SETTING 7

 

1 POINT

 

HE1062 BERRY - SETTING 7

 

1 POINT

 

HE1060 LOWELL - SETTING 7

 

1 POINT

 

HE1058 HICKORY - SETTING 7

 

1 POINT

 

GG0704 MODOC - SETTING 7

 

1 POINT

 

GG0703 WARREN - SETTING 7

 

1 POINT

 

HD1354 SALEM - SETTING 7

 

1 POINT

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reporting a few, was just on vacation so it's taking time going through the photos. These are for Mar 16 and 17. Next post will have the Hoover Dam marks, so that will take a while...

 

DW0703 Setting 7 15 (first +5 for <1960 date)

DW0706 Setting 7 1

 

EU0768 Setting 38 10 first for setting

 

EU1249 Setting 50 10 first for setting

 

FS1358 Setting 66 10 first for setting

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I managed to recover a few last week on my return trip from Tucson to Tempe.

At this stage, I am resisting the temptation to 're-find' any marks. :)

 

CZ0472 Setting =7 (first '7'+pre-1960=15)

 

CZ0473 Setting=7 (1 point)

 

CZ0471 Setting=7 (1 point)

 

CZ1443 Setting=49 (first '49'=10 points)

 

Total claimed for this posting=27

 

EDIT: For consistent use of the = sign.

Edited by AZcachemeister

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Hoover Dam marks that I can use, can't believe I missed quite a few of them. Sadly, I can't include the piers, or the ones where I forgot the GPSr :)

 

GR1863 setting 0 10 first for setting + 5 <1960 = 15 pt

 

GR0584 Setting 30 10 first for setting + 5 <1960 = 15 pts

GR0585 Setting 30 1 pt

GR0586 setting 30 1 pt

GR0590 Setting 30 1 pt

GR0592 setting 30 1 + 25 UNK monumented = 26 pts

GR0593 setting 30 1 pt

GR0591 setting 30 1 pt

GR0587 setting 30 1 pt

GR0583 setting 30 1 pt

GR0576 setting 30 1 pt

GR0577 setting 30 1 pt

 

GR0580 setting 30 1 pt

Total points from Hoover Dam = 65 pts +1 (thanks to correction from UNK1) = 66

Edited by dixiedawn

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Hoover Dam marks that I can use, can't believe I missed quite a few of them. Sadly, I can't include the piers, or the ones where I forgot the GPSr :)

 

 

The rules only require the GPSr in the photo for none disk benchmarks such as chiseled squares, bolts, rivets, etc, that have no markings.

 

UNK1

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Marks found in Zion and Bryce National Parks, 3/17 through 3/19.

 

HO0147 setting 66 1 pt

HO0148 setting 66 1 pt

HO0155 setting 66 1 pt

HO0149 setting 66 1 pt

HO0522 setting 66 1 pt + 10 pt < 1935 = 11 pts

 

HO0150 setting 30 1 pt + 10 pt < 1935 = 11 pts

HO0154 setting 30 1 pt

 

HO0525 setting 0 1 pt

 

total points = 28

 

Now I probably won't get any for the rest of the contest, but I had to take advantage of the vacation to get all I could. There were others, but I'm unable to come up with PIDs for them.

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Logging some more for the contest.

 

Setting 36

MF0103 -Setting 36 - 35 points (10 for setting +25 for UNK)

ME1726 - Setting 36 - 5 points for <1960 date

 

Setting 7

ME1728 - Setting 7 - 26 points (1 + 25 for the 1st UNK for setting 7)

 

Setting 59

AE2530 - Setting 59 Have to use the NGS Database sheet for the setting on this one. - 10 points for 1st in setting.

MF1257 - Setting 59 Have to use the NGS Database sheet for the setting on this one. - 1 point

 

Setting 30

ME1856 - Setting 30 - 15 points (10 for setting + 5 points for <1960 date)

 

Setting 0

ME3012 - Setting 0- 15 points (10 for setting + 5 points for <1960 date)

 

Setting 50

MF1258 - Setting 50 - 10 points for setting

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For 3/22. I have recoveries from 3/21, but I can't find me memory card! :laughing:

 

Setting: 30 (1 pt)

EE0003 (X 57) - Setting 30 - 1 pt.

 

Setting: 36 (4 pts)

EE0004 (1275) - Setting 36 - 1 pt.

EE0014 (E 58) - Setting 36 - 1 pt.

EE0015 (1751) - Setting 36 - 1 pt.

EE0017 (1548) - Setting 36 - 1 pt.

 

[Edit: I can't read. :lol: Also fixed incorrect designation.]

Edited by foxtrot_xray

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For 25 March 2009:

Setting 7

AI7615 DCA 00 05 Setting 7 10 pts (First of setting 7)+ 25pts (UNK monument date) = 35 pts

HV1676 YARDS Setting 7 1 pt + 5 pts (pre-1960)* = 6 pts

AI7208 BOUNDARY WITNESS MK 12 DC VA RM 4 Setting 7 = 1 pt

 

Setting 35

AI7613 A 513 Setting 35 (First of setting 35) = 10 pts

 

*I assume the date bonuses are less-than (not less than or equal to); i.e., a monument date of 1935 is not pre-1935 (but is pre-1960).

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Setting 21

FQ0808 5402 setting 21 10 points missed for a not found! :P The only 1 in the whole state and it is gone.

 

Setting 46

 

FQ0805 16 BKC Setting 46 first for the setting = 10 points

 

FQ0809 19 BKC setting 46 1 point

 

FQ0810 20 BKC setting 46 1 point

 

FQ0811 21 BKC setting 46 1 point Do we get the snow bonus for this one? :):)

 

FQ0812 22 BKC setting 46 1 point

 

FQ0813 23 BKC seetting 46 1 point

 

FQ0817 27 BKC setting 46 1 point

 

FQ0818 28 BKC setting 46 1 point

 

FQ0819 29 BKC setting 46 1 point

 

Setting 17

 

FQ0567 T24N R5 6E SECS 1 6 7 12 setting 17 first recovery of setting 17 = 10 points

 

Setting 7

 

FR0844 TROY setting 7 first recovery of setting 7 = 10 points

 

Total points 38

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Finally got out that was a HARD wait- think I got a monkey on my back

 

Setting: 07

FV0160 HIGHWAY -- Setting: 07 -- 10 points (first #7)

FV0161 HIGHWAY RM 1 -- Setting: 07 -- 11 points (1 + pre 1935)

FV0162 HIGHWAY RM 2 -- Setting: 07 -- 6 point (1 + pre 1960)

FV0157 P 156 -- Setting: 07 -- 1 point

FV0015 B 561 -- Setting: 07 -- 1 point *** anyone seen a setting like this? Looks unique to me. :ph34r: ***

FV0019 D 561 -- Setting: 07 -- 1 point

FV0020 E 561 -- Setting: 07 -- 1 point

FV0017 C 561 RESET 1958 -- Setting: 07 -- 1 point

 

Setting: 15

FV1972 U 1450 -- Setting: 15 -- 10 points (first #15)

FV1976 X 1450 -- Setting: 15 -- 1 point

 

Setting: 32

FV0014 E 1095 -- Setting: 32 -- 10 points (first #32)

FV0176 A 1095 -- Setting: 32 -- 1 point

 

Setting: 34

FV0006 846.1 -- Setting: 34 -- 35 points (first #34 + UNK)

 

Setting: 36

FV0164 C 25 RESET -- Setting: 36 -- 15 points (1st #36 + pre1960)

 

Setting: 38

FV0159 B 25 A -- Setting: 38 -- 10 points (first #38)

FV0167 D 903 -- Setting: 38 -- 6 points (1 + pre 1960)

FV0005 D 1095 -- Setting: 38 -- 1 point

FV0158 C 1095 -- Setting: 38 -- 1 point

FV0165 B 1095 -- Setting: 38 -- 1 point

FV1968 T 1450 -- Setting: 38 -- 1 point

 

Setting: 49

FV1975 Y 1450 -- Setting: 49 -- 10 points (first #49)

 

133 134 for post thnx UNK1

Edited by billwallace

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3/29 - This weekend really sucked. Many I tried were not found, and because of various reasons (forgetting my shovel one day, my tape the next) I found only one our of a handful I had wanted to go recover. On the other hand, I found more USGS stations than I had ever found before. D'oh.

 

Setting: 7 (1 pt)

EE1630 (JUNO) - Setting 7 - 1 pt.

 

Total this time: 1pt.

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We were able to get out and get 1 recovery today (posted a lot of pictures).

 

GP0526 - JACK setting 80 first for setting + pre-1960 = 15 points

 

There was some small patches of snow from the night before, but it didn't cover the ground enough to claim the SNOW bonus!

 

This was a first to recover, but there is NO bonus for that!

 

John

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Attempting another log for third time. Seems this thread isn't friendly to my Mac

 

LC0681 G 269 Setting # 30 = 10 points for first of setting

 

LC0525 E 39 Setting # 30 = 1 +10 points bonus for pre 1935

 

LC1685 N 172 Setting # 30- = ! +5 point bonus for pre 1960

 

LC0432 N 164 Setting # 30 = 1 point

LC1013 G 246 Setting # 30 = 1 point

LC0731 X 246 Setting # 30 = 1 point

LC0638 Q 203 Setting # 30 = 1 point

LC0727 W 246 Setting # 30 = 1 point

Total 32 points for setting # 33

Edited by wvhillbilly59

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GF0992 X 348 SETTING 66 1ST 10 + 5 SNOW

See notes on benchmark page I hope it qualifies for snow.

After a 300 mile drive in the freezing weather after MOGA 2009 and at 3:00 AM this one was a little tough I was still soaked from the days events as it rained all day.

I actually got the first images on 3/21/2009 but this chance came by.

 

GF1003 L 348 SETTING 49 Will update

 

GF0566 A 4 SETTING 38 1ST 10 + 10 <1935

 

GF0603 CIX SETTING 34 Will update

 

KC0438 Z 132 SETTING 7 1 + 5 < 1960

 

KC0440 X 348 SETTING 30 1 + 5 < 1960

 

KC0680 TWAIN SETTING 7 Oh well!!

 

GF0914 EAGLE SETTING 7 Will update

This one too!!

It was 3:30 AM when I got here and it was very close to home.

 

113 POINTS

47 POINTS

Edited by GEO*Trailblazer 1

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Recoveries posted for 3/28-29/09.

 

CZ1061 Setting=32 (First '32'+UNK date=35 points)

 

CZ1062 Setting=7 (1 point)

 

CZ1060 Setting=7 (1 point)

 

CZ0331 Setting=7 (1 point)

 

CZ0335 Setting =80 (First '80'+ UNK date=35 points)

 

CZ2492 Setting=59 (First '59'=10 points

 

CZ1459 Setting=49 (First '49'=10 points

 

CZ0339 Setting 32 (1 point)

 

CZ0340 Setting =32 (1 point)

 

CZ0342 Seting=32 (1 point)

 

CZ1451 Seting=32 (1 point)

 

CZ0344 Setting=7 (1 point)

 

CZ1449 Setting=32 (1 point)

 

CZ1448 Setting =59 (1 point)

 

CZ1447 Setting =32 (1 point)

 

CZ2374 Setting=15 (First '15'+UNK date=35 points)

 

CZ0399 Setting=7 (1 point)

 

CZ0400 Setting=7 (1 point)

 

CZ0411 Seting=7 (1 point)

 

CZ0410 Setting=7 (1 point)

 

CZ0409 Setting=7 (1 point)

 

CZ0408 Setting=7 (1 point)

 

CZ0407 Seting=7 (1 point)

 

CZ1335 Setting=7 (1 point)

 

CZ1336 Setting=17 (First '17'+UNK date=35 points) I must request the judge's indulgence on this one. The stamped pipe cap has been removed, but there is indeed only one pipe driven into the ground 32 feet northeast of CZ1335.

 

CZ1931 Setting=66 (First '66'+pre 1960=15)

 

CZ0401 setting=7 (1 point)

 

DU2077 Setting=66 (1 point)

 

Total points claimed in this post=196

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I've realized I didn't include a pre 1960 bonus under my setting 66 entries on 3/21. Can that bonus still be added, for HO0147 ?

 

Found 4/1

 

CG0302 setting 7 = 1 pt

CG0300 setting 7 = 1 pt

CG0304 setting 7 = 1 pt

CG0305 setting 7 = 1 pt

CG0306 setting 7 = 1 pt

CG0307 setting 7 = 1 pt

CG0311 setting 7 = 1 pt

CG0301 setting 7 = 1 pt

 

CG0308 setting 36 = 1 pt

CG0309 setting 36 = 1 pt

 

Total for post = 10 pts

 

The last two are both unknown monument, but I already got that bonus. Why did they classify bridges and buildings under the same settings ? booo hiss :unsure:

Edited by dixiedawn

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Recoveries posted for 3/28-29/09.

CZ1336 Setting=17 (First '17'+UNK date=35 points) I must request the judge's indulgence on this one. The stamped pipe cap has been removed, but there is indeed only one pipe driven into the ground 32 feet northeast of CZ1335.

 

Tried to send a PM.

 

UNK1

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