Wow Hal, that's just crazy. I can't imagine having that many pieces. At least you know if the weather is too bad and you can't dig, you always have a "puzzle" to work on. How many attempts have you made to match up any of the pieces?
It gets worse ...I have seperated Perds & Montell bases into seperate bags, not in this general grouping.
ALSO a couple buckets marked " 75%ers "...these poor souls are in limbo,,,,too much missing to repair yet
not enough complete to display. BUT, they are all artifacts that were once somebody's pride / creation..
I may find a neat unique really big display case someday. OR make double based, drilled gorgets for everyone