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This cache has been archived.

cannonedwards: We have decided to archive this series.
It has been completed by the majority of the local cachers already.
Thanks to everybody who looked for it.
If you found any of the caches in this series and would like the coords for the Kiln, then please email us. We are archiving that in the next couple of weeks.
Mark & Annie


Master Potter - Thomas Minton

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Hidden : 5/18/2008
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1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is a multi, it shouldn’t take long, but to solve it you need to visit an important location to the pottery industry in Stoke on Trent. By completing Master Potter – Thomas Minton you will find (in the cache) a number which you will need to obtain the bonus cache, Master Potter – The Kiln.

There are four Master Potters you will need to obtain the co ordinates for the bonus cache.

Master Potter – Henry Doulton
Master Potter – Thomas Minton
Master Potter – Josiah Wedgwood
Master Potter – Josiah Spode

Leading to Master Potter – The Kiln

Thomas Minton (1765 – 1836) was an English potter. He founded Thomas Minton & Sons in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, which grew into a major ceramic manufacturing company with an international reputation.

He established his pottery factory in Stoke-upon-Trent in 1793 producing earthenware and from 1798 bone china. His products were mostly standard domestic tableware in blue transfer printed or painted earthenware and china, including the ever-popular willow pattern, plus from 1820 fine ornamental chinaware.

The co ordinates listed are for the Minton family vault.
The question you need to solve to find the cache is:

XY = Thomas Minton’s grandson, Colin Herbert Campbell, died in 19XY

You will find the micro at:

53° 00.3(X+2)1 002° 12.1Y4

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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