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Periodic Table of Elements Challenge

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Hidden : 2/21/2011
In Minnesota, United States
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***This cache is NOT at the posted coordinates.***

This cache is a chance to revisit your chemistry class that you took in high school. Some might have even taken one in college. This is a fairly straight forward cache. You will need to find 118 different caches before you can log a find on this one. Each one of the caches has to be named for each of the 118 different elements.

Here are some rules to help you through your journey.

  1. Each cache can only be used for one element. If the name of the cache is Silver and Gold, you will have to choose which element to use.
  2. The element most be a whole word, not part of a word. For example "Sitting on a Log" can not be used for the element Tin, but "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" can be used.
    1. Plural use of an element name does not count towards this challenge.
    2. Possessive use an element name does count towards this challenge.
    3. To clarify, only the full element name counts. If the atomic symbol is used in a cache title, it can NOT be used for this challenge unless it also contains a full name. Example: Au / FeS2 cannot be used for this challenge.
  3. All previous finds do count for this challenge, you do not need to start from zero.
  4. Caches that you own that qualify do count for this challenge.
    • You can only use 10% of the elements in this regard.
  5. Caches can be located anywhere in the world, there are no proximity restrictions.
  6. All cache types, past and present, can be used for this challenge.
  7. Once you have found all 118 caches create a bookmark, make a list and post it to the cache page, email the Challenge Owner or for style points create your own Periodic Table. For the lists include GC#, Cache Name and Date Found.
    • There is a checker on Project-gc, but it doesn't take certain things into account. You can use this as a starting point, but verify the list it gives you.
  8. If you found ununquadium or ununhexium before 06DEC2011, then you can use that cache. Otherwise, you will need to find a flerovium or livermorium cache.
  9. If you found ununtrium, ununpentium, ununseptium, or ununoctium before 02JUL2017, then you can use that cache. Otherwise, you will need to find a nihonium, moscovium, tennessine, or oganesson element cache.
  10. If you have any further questions post a note to the cache page or email the Challenge Owner and I will make a note of it for others.

I found this song and just had to share.

Good luck on your journey for all of the different elements.

Congratulations to the finders of this Challenge:

  1. FTF: Sparkyfry & Ms Sunshine
  2. STF: VikingNav & Catzilla
  3. 3TF: hoffer15 & lkvlemnguy
  4. Fish2007
  5. salsman
  6. Hives
  7. nwaman
  8. goldribbon
  9. leopold22
  10. TriggerMN
  11. maryufaust, oakwilt, & Quilting is fun too
  12. gummybayer
  13. mnboyscout
  14. Dragon Eye

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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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