Research:Bury

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Time available for recovery

A bit of research. Observing when buried items can no longer be recovered in certain regions. (Using Ankh-Morpork pennies.)
Assuming: Disappear time is the same for a single type of item, disappear time in an area is fixed

Location Longer than Shorter than
Cabbage fields outside Ankh-Morpork 6 minutes, 20 seconds 6 minutes, 31 seconds
Losing Street, Ankh-Morpork 7 minutes 8 minutes, 1 second
Main Hall of the Thieves' Guild 7 minutes 7 minutes, 21 seconds
Muddy part of the river Ankh 6 minutes, 15 seconds 7 minutes
Solid part of the river Ankh 7 minutes, 3 seconds 7 minutes, 30 seconds

Brightness

When it is completely dark you cannot examine any items, and you cannot bury them:

> bright
Wherever you are, it's in pitch darkness.
> drop penny
You drop something.
> look at penny
It is way too dark to see anything at all.
> bury all
Cannot find "all", no match.
> bury penny
You cannot see well enough to bury anything.
> get penny
You get one Ankh-Morpork penny from something.

When it is bright enough to determine the presence of an item it can be buried:

> bright
Something is in near darkness.
> drop penny
You drop something.
> look at penny
some coins
> bury all
Cannot find "all", no match.
> bury penny
You tidy up the place, clearing away something.
recover penny
You recover one Ankh-Morpork penny.