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Details for Benchmark: GL1435

N 36° 30.028 W 103° 00.143 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 4714

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is ADJUSTED. (more info)

Location:
In UNION county, NM View Original Datasheet
Designation:
TEXHOMEX
Marker Type:
triangulation station disk
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Found it 9/20/2014 alpenmilch80 found GL1435   Visit Log
Found with Solokrieger who uploaded the pic for us.
Found it 8/24/2014 Solokrieger found GL1435   Visit Log
Found it and took a picture during the road trip with alpenmilch80
[Photos:]
photoGL1435
GL1435
Found it 7/8/2014 nomad721 found GL1435   Visit Log
Found in good condition while geocaching in the area.
[Photos:]
photobenchmark
Found it 6/4/2014 zacknmom found GL1435   Visit Log
This benchmark is a virtual geocache. Claiming the benchmark find as well as the virtual find.
Found it 11/29/2013 WingsAndTales found GL1435   Visit Log
Found it while caching in the area.
[Photos:]
photoGL1435
Found it 11/29/2013 ngrrfan found GL1435   Visit Log
Found today
[Photos:]
photoTexhomex marker
Found it 10/29/2013 unsanctified found GL1435   Visit Log
Had to dig it out a bit to get the pic here, but recovered successfully
[Photos:]
photoGL1435
Found it 10/19/2013 estes01 found GL1435   Visit Log
It's a cache :-) Found it.
Found it 10/19/2013 ernie66 found GL1435   Visit Log
Found while doing the Texhomex virtual geocache.
Found it 10/12/2013 hzoi found GL1435   Visit Log
Description needs updating, the old mark may be under this one but this is certainly an official benchmark. (Or do we need a new listing?)
Found it 10/10/2013 TeamOttlet found GL1435   Visit Log
My shovel wasn't up to digging out the real marker, but the protruding one looks more impressive, anyway.
Found it 9/2/2013 North Coast Cacher found GL1435   Visit Log
Been to this site in 2010 for the virtual cache that is here. Was not much interested in benchmarks back in those days. Making the claim now.
Found it 8/21/2013 biblemanrick found GL1435   Visit Log
Found while at the Virtual Cache TEXHOMEX GC9374.
Found it 7/30/2013 CornDoll found GL1435   Visit Log
TexasWriter and I were on the return leg of our honeymoon sight-seeing road-trip when we target the virtual cache here. Yay! Benchmark Bonus!
Found it 7/30/2013 TexasWriter found GL1435   Visit Log
Found this with CornDoll on our honeymoon return trip
Found it 7/20/2013 dymondcachers found GL1435   Visit Log
Our first day of vacation on our way to California geocaching, waymarking, and benchmarking.
Found it 6/25/2013 louinliberty found GL1435   Visit Log
I'm always happy to get a benchmark. The Virtual was a nice bonus.
Found it 6/23/2013 cougarox found GL1435   Visit Log
Curious that this one has no description or anything, given that it is the demarcation between three states. Quite a nice monument!
[Photos:]
photo062313-1115
Found it 6/8/2013 familyseekers found GL1435   Visit Log
This is a fun one!

This entry was edited by familyseekers on Tuesday, 18 June 2013 at 12:34:54 UTC.
Found it 6/6/2013 NanCycle found GL1435   Visit Log
Found it
Found it 4/16/2013 NevaP found GL1435   Visit Log
Found this unique site and benchmark while doing a five states in one morning cache run today.
Found it 3/22/2013 animjason found GL1435   Visit Log
My first OK cache was here! TFTB
Found it 2/15/2013 crumbcrunchers found GL1435   Visit Log
found it after logging a virtual nearby
Found it 11/12/2012 wareagle59 found GL1435   Visit Log
Found on my way home.
Found it 10/13/2012 Nhtravelers5 found GL1435   Visit Log
found with Team Salford and Preferida on a week long trip from NH.
Found it 10/7/2012 Shebear & Storminn found GL1435   Visit Log
We had a fun time at the monument. This one is in great shape. It was fun to sit on three states at once!
Found it 8/25/2012 no muggle found GL1435   Visit Log
Found while Geocaching
Found it 7/6/2012 ncbiscuit found GL1435   Visit Log
Found this benchmark with Motrin Man and Blinky7 on our 23 state, 2 Canadian province, 5,900+ mile road trip across North America!
[Photos:]
photoncbiscuit with the marker
photoncbiscuit with the marker
Found it 6/9/2012 bearbrew found GL1435   Visit Log
GL1435 Texhomex 1931 - On the north side of a witness post about 48.5 feet west of the N/S fence line, Oklahoma Line Hwy, with a cattle guard & on the north side of the E/W fence line on the south side of Texas State Line Road - The marker is about 10 inches below grade - The marker on the south side of the fence is not the correct marker.

Also located Texhomex RM 1. Did not locate Texhomex RM 2.

I have not been able to locate a PID for The Cimarron Meridian that is about 0.15 miles north of Texhomex.
[Photos:]
photoGL1435 Texhomex 1931
On the north side of a witness post about 48.5 feet west of the N/S fence line. The marker is about 12 inches below grade.
photoTexhomex
Texhomex is in the hole on this side of the fence. GL1439 / Boundary Cor OK NM TX / 1902 is the monument on the far side of the fence.
photoTexhomex RM 1
The marker is about 12 inches below grad in the fence line
photoTexhomex RM 2
RM 1 in the near hole and Texhomex east along the fence line at the person by the fence.
Found it 5/15/2012 Dahaniel found GL1435   Visit Log
found this on an epic, wild west geocaching expedition with rchille!
Found it 5/15/2012 1st Sgt found GL1435   Visit Log
Found this one during a 6 day multi state geocaching run.

1st Sgt
Found it 2/19/2012 netinator found GL1435   Visit Log
Was out caching with TByrd1567 and Fargnot working on the OK Delorme Challenge. Got some great phoptos while we were here.
Found it 2/19/2012 netinator found GL1435   Visit Log
Found on our Oklahoma Run as we were working on the OK Delorme Challenge
Found it 11/13/2011 cynig found GL1435   Visit Log
Found this one as part of the Texhomex virtual cache (GC9374).
Found it 10/28/2011 Tank and Spaz found GL1435   Visit Log
Heading to Denver for family, just grabbing some caches along the way.
Found it 6/2/2011 sexyboo found GL1435   Visit Log
Of course, I have to log this one. Attached is a picture as well. Thanks!
[Photos:]
photoTriStateMarker
Found it 4/3/2011 nickgatt found GL1435   Visit Log
Found while caching in the area! 2 for 1!!
Found it 3/19/2011 TerraViators found GL1435   Visit Log
When we arrived I saw the virtual geocache conical survey marker behind the barbed-wire fence. I walked over the cattle guard and read the disk and snapped some photos. About this time, a man pulled up in an official-looking red truck. I initially expected to get a chewing out for being on the property, but that wasn't the case. The man asked if we were geocaching. He was training to be a certified surveyor and asked us if we found the NGS marker. He had the data sheet with him and made a comment about how the state line was recalculated some years back by the Texas state legislature and the actual state line is about 6.5 feet north of the conical marker, which is a US General Land Office survey marker. The National Geodetic Society (NGS) data sheet had an entry about the benchmark being one foot northwest of the survey sign post and 1.6 feet under ground. The man said that, on this day, surveyors all over the world were trying to find lost markers and get accurate GPS readings to break a world record and also to assist a project to improve the model of the surface area of the planet. So, not wanting to miss the marker, we started digging. Sure enough, we found the NGS benchmark about a foot and a half below the surface. I snapped some photos that I will send to you.

I wonder if I'm the only geocacher to find the official NGS benchmark. That being said, the marker behind the fence is actually about 6.5 feet into Texas. The Kidder astrological marker is way off, about 300 feet NW of the axis in New Mexico. There is also another tin marker about 100 feet north of GZ. That marker is actually in NM, a few feet west of the NM/OK line
[Photos:]
photoGL1435
This is the NGS benchmark.
photoGL1435
This is not the NGS benchmark. The disk set in the conical marker is a U.S. General Land Office survey marker. This disk is about 6.5 feet south of the NGS disk.
Write note 11/11/2010 CoyoteTrust posted a note for GL1435   Visit Log
Out with Corp of Discovery to hit the virtual cache, but I also wanted to nab this mark. I did the research of GC logs to see that it is buried. Well, I started to hand-scoop dirt out of the hole, but decided not to disturb anything. It's important for others to note that the conical monument is not actually TEXHOMEX, and neither is the mark on the east side of the road northbound from this site (we found that one, too).
Found it 8/13/2010 namguy found GL1435   Visit Log
Found while geocaching.
[Photos:]
photoBM03
Found it 7/24/2010 Nicc from KS found GL1435   Visit Log
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Found it 7/21/2010 wild-wildbill found GL1435   Visit Log
with mrsmales on our tri-point quest
[Photos:]
photoNM-OK-TX 2
Write note 6/26/2010 kayakbird posted a note for GL1435   Visit Log
StripeMark deserves a double AttaBoy for a return visit to get the first NON-BOGUS FIND of the real mark here. Too bad that almost no one reads these logs. I particularly like the one that labled their photo "Our proof!".
Found it 6/6/2010 k-lord team found GL1435   Visit Log
Another corner benchmark found together with virtual cache. :-)
[Photos:]
phototexhomex
Found it 11/11/2009 DavidMac found GL1435   Visit Log
Found this one while visiting the state corner. It sits on one of the tallest concrete objects in the area... which is less than two feet tall.
Found it 9/12/2009 BWIS found GL1435   Visit Log
Found this on my way to Colorado.
[Photos:]
photoTX/NM/OK Benchmark
Benchmark at OK/TX/NM
Found it 7/28/2009 terry-ga found GL1435   Visit Log
found as part of a record day, this is my first benchmark found.
20 of 29 on a personal record day searching with valor75536.
--5 states; kansas, oklahoma, texas, new mexico, colorado
--5 cache per state minimum
--under 500 miles driven
unfortunately ran across two DNF while searching for the last cache to blow our perfect day.

Found it 1/2/2009 Mega Scooter found GL1435   Visit Log
Recovered in good condition. StripeMark is the only previous Geocacher to correctly log this Mark. Use the pretty concrete post to log your Geocache but please don't log it as TEXHOMEX. The true Disk is North of the fence and below the ground surface.
[Photos:]
photoTEXHOMEX
photoTEXHOMEX below ground
photoTEXHOMEX location
photoNOT TEXHOMEX
photoNot TEXHOMEX Area
See the Kidder Astro Station in the background.
photoanother nearby mark
photonearby mark monument
Found it 7/5/2008 Spivey found GL1435   Visit Log
Spivey at the Benchmark
[Photos:]
photoSpivey with Texas Benchmark
Found it 6/24/2008 beatnik found GL1435   Visit Log
Just like everyone else, found while visiting the tri-point on a trip from Tulsa to Avon, CO.
Found it 6/14/2008 apcamby found GL1435   Visit Log
Found while out geocaching in NM, OK, and TX.
Found it 5/24/2008 MsJules found GL1435   Visit Log
Found while out geocaching.
Found it 5/23/2008 Shady found GL1435   Visit Log
Found this benchmark on my way to Clayton, NM.
[Photos:]
photoGL1435
Write note 5/22/2008 StripeMark posted a note for GL1435   Visit Log



Note that this benchmark is 1.6 feet below ground level and actually says TEXHOMEX on it.




[This entry was edited by StripeMark on Tuesday, June 03, 2008 at 12:41:31 PM.]
Found it 5/18/2008 kodiak_62 found GL1435   Visit Log
Found with Doug_Smiley and solarwib on our way geocaching to GeoWoodStock 6 in California. Marker is in good shape.
[Photos:]
photoClose up of benchmark
benchmark in good shape.
Found it 3/7/2008 Traveling Cooties found GL1435   Visit Log
Found this with the SKPs along with TEXHOMEX geocache.
Found it 3/7/2008 The SKPs found GL1435   Visit Log
Found this while capturing the virtual cache Texhomex
Found it 10/10/2007 StripeMark found GL1435   Visit Log
First to Find the REAL mark............

Found STATION mark in good condition. 45.5 feet west of a fence corner, 28 feet south of the center of a east-west gravel road, 1.25 feet north of a east-west fenceline, 1.6 feet below the level of the ground, and 1 foot northwest of a metal witness post.

Reference Mark 1 found in good condition 27 feet south of the center of a east-west gravel road, 1.7 feet north of a east-west fenceline, and 0.7 feet below the level of the ground.

Reference Mark 2 was not found. At the location of this reference mark, the metal witness post was located 27 feet west of the center of a north-south gravel road. The ground level 25 feet west of the witness post is now 5.8 feet above the level of the gravel road. This is now the top of an embankment on the east side of a large lagoon.
[Photos:]
photoGL1435 RM 2 area looking W from gravel road
photoGL1435 RM 1 looking E along fenceline
photoGL1435 RM 1 looking S at area
photoGL1435 RM 1 disc close-up
photoGL1435 looking SE along fenceline
photoGL1435 looking SE at area
photoGL1435 looking S at area
photoGL1435 the station hole
photoGL1435 station disc close-up (the REAL one)
Found it 8/19/2007 Okiebryan found GL1435   Visit Log
Found it as part of the Texhomex virt.
Found it 7/6/2007 barondriver found GL1435   Visit Log
..here doing the geocache..
[Photos:]
photothe mark
Found it 6/19/2007 Deafdillos found GL1435   Visit Log
We found this as a virtual geocache.
[Photos:]
photoOur proof!
Found it 6/7/2007 Kashiree found GL1435   Visit Log
Found this BM in good shape while Geocaching. Forgot to log it when we did it. Also found other BM in the area.
Found it 5/15/2007 cpatt found GL1435   Visit Log
Found as a geocache. Tx, Ok., Nm three state marker.
Found it 3/27/2007 Mapperist found GL1435   Visit Log
still there...
Found it 10/11/2006 nodderbug found GL1435   Visit Log
Visited this site with the nearby geocache in mind. Notice that bob8bear just beat us to this one!! We can just imagine the surveyor's going along the state(s) line on this one many year's ago. TFTBM nodderbug
Found it 10/11/2006 bob8bear found GL1435   Visit Log
Had to stop by to see the point where the three states meet. After reading the description and the posts below, I am not sure if this picture is the actual benchmark or not. Next time we pass this area, next spring, we will stop to look for the original benchmark as described in the description.
[Photos:]
photoTexhomex
Write note 4/12/2006 BuckBrooke posted a note for GL1435   Visit Log
As StripeMark said, the disk pictured below is NOT the station, and shouldn't be logged as a FIND.
Found it 4/8/2006 tumbleweed2 found GL1435   Visit Log
Found this one while looking for a nearby Geocache, Texhomex, that I was unable to get to, even though I could see it in the distance in the middle of a farmer's field. The numbers and words on the Benchmark don't match those listed here, but the coords are exact for them, so I included photos.
[Photos:]
photoBenchmark GL1435
This is near the borders of TX, OK, and NM, near the Texhomex Geocache GC 9374
photoBenchmark GL 1435
Benchmark GL 1435 with Witness Post near Texhomex Cache (GC9374) NE of Clayton, NM
Found it 1/9/2006 smaro found GL1435   Visit Log
1 of 6 corners visited in the southern plains on a 3500 mile road trip.
Write note 10/8/2005 StripeMark posted a note for GL1435   Visit Log
hmmmmm I was going to say "Found It", but after looking at the actual description..... nothing matches!

The last report says that the station mark and RM 1 are 0.1 feet underground.

It also says that the disc should have "TEXHOMEX 1931" stamped on it.

So it actually looks as though, no one has got this one yet!

(dang, why do I catch these things after I'm 500 miles away!)
[Photos:]
photoNOT TEXHOMEX
photoalso NOT TEXHOMEX
Found it 10/19/2004 John52 found GL1435   Visit Log
Found this awhile back but just now getting around to logging it. Really in the middle of nowhere.
[Photos:]
photoTexomex
photoSign
Found it 7/7/2004 Geo Sooner found GL1435   Visit Log
Thought about going here for some time. Finally got the coordintes and came to stand in three states. Disk is slightly defaced, but readable.
Found it 5/30/2004 OKDoke found GL1435   Visit Log
Found the marker in good shape. Wish I could say the same about my photo.
[Photos:]
photoGL1435 Texhomex benchmark
photoTexhomex marker
Found it 8/24/2003 photosaurus found GL1435   Visit Log
A pretty interesting marker, at the corner of nowhere.
[Photos:]
photoGL1435Marker.jpg
Found it 7/27/2003 texas_panhandler found GL1435   Visit Log
Found as described
Found it 6/18/2003 DQKid found GL1435   Visit Log
I'm one of DQDude's Caching Babes in the pic below. We thought we were going to get lost hunting this one down.
Found it 6/18/2003 DQDude found GL1435   Visit Log
Benchmark is in great shape and doesn't look to be going anywhere real soon -- it's too far to drive to!
[Photos:]
photoCaching Babes
Found it 5/7/2003 waturz found GL1435   Visit Log
Good shape, set it a conical concrete pillar. Digital picture is upside down, didnt want to cross fence onto property to get a right side up picture. Big country with a veiw of Capulin.

[last edit: 5/13/2003 6:08:55 AM PST]
[Photos:]
photoC. Waters

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1931 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1931 (CIA) STATION MARK IS A STANDARD DISK SET IN A RED SANDSTONE POST PROJECTING ABOUT 6 INCHES ABOVE GROUND AT POINT COMMON TO THE THREE STATES, TEXAS, OKLAHOMA AND NEW MEXICO. IT IS 10.6 METERS (34.8 FEET) S OF CENTER LINE OF ROAD, 13.66 METERS (44.8 FEET) W OF CORNER OF FENCE, AND 0.3 METER (1 FOOT) N OF FENCE LINE. REFERENCE MARKS ARE STANDARD BRONZE DISKS SET IN BLOCK OF CONCRETE. REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 PROJECTS ABOUT 6 INCHES ABOVE GROUND, IS 8.2 METERS (26.9 FEET) S OF CENTER LINE OF ROAD, 0.35 METER (1.1 FEET) N OF FENCE LINE, AND 25.53 METERS (83.8 FEET) FROM STATION. REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 PROJECTS ABOUT 4 INCHES ABOVE GROUND, IS 15.4 METERS (50.5 FEET) W OF CENTER LINE OF ROAD, 0.23 METER (0.8 FOOT) E OF FENCE LINE AND APPROXIMATELY 0.5 MILE FROM STATION. OTHER BEARINGS FROM THE STATION ARE--CLAYTON, MUNICIPAL WATER TANK, FINIAL, S 70 DEG 02 MIN W. TO REACH STATION FROM TEXLINE GO WESTWARD 2 BLOCKS FROM FLAGPOLE AND STREET LIGHT, TURN RIGHT AND FOLLOW ROAD TO NE, AND N FOR 8.5 MILES TO WHERE ROAD TURNS E ALONG N BOUNDARY OF TEXAS, THEN E 1.1 MILES TO STATION.
1/1/1966 by USGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1966 (JFS) STATION FOUND UNDER ABOUT 2 IN. OF SAND. TABLET WAS IN GOOD CONDITION,. POST IS MUTILATED ON TOP. BOTH REF. MKS. AND KIDDER ASTRO STATION FOUND IN GOOD CONDITION. MEASUREMENTS TO R.M. 1 AND KIDDER ASTRO. WERE FOUND TO BE 1.65 FT. AND 1.00 FT. SHORT RESPECTIVELY. THE STATION HAS APPARENTLY BEEN MOVED SLIGHTLY.
1/1/1968 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1968 (LFS) STATION MARK, REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 (AZIMUTH MARK), REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 AND KIDDER ASTRO. STATION WERE RECOVERED AND FOUND IN GOOD CONDITION. A CHECK WAS MADE OF THE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION TO THE MARKS AND THE ANGLE MEASUREMENTS VARIFIED THE 1931 OBSERVATIONS. A DIFFERENCE OF 1.63 FEET WAS FOUND IN THE DISTANCE TO R.M. NO. 1 AND A DIFFERENCE OF 0.81 FEET WAS FOUND IN THE DISTANCE TO KIDDER ASTRO. STATION. THE DISTANCE TO KIDDER ASTRO STATION WAS MEASURED WITH A 300 FOOT TAPE. FOLLOWING IS A NEW DESCRIPTION. TO REACH FROM THE JUNCTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY NOS. 56, 87 AND 64 IN CLAYTON, NEW MEXICO, GO NORTHEAST ON U.S. HIGHWAY NO. 56 FOR 11.7 MILES TO CROSSROADS. TURN RIGHT AND GO SOUTH ON GRAVELED ROAD FOR 1.0 MILE TO AZIMUTH MARK ON WEST SIDE OF ROAD. CONTINUE SOUTH FOR 0.5 MILE TO STATION ON LEFT AT A CURVE IN THE ROAD. STATION IS A STANDARD DISK STAMPED TEXHOMEX 1931, SET IN THE TOP OF A RED SANDSTONE POST WHICH IS FLUSH WITH THE GROUND. IT IS 59 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE ROAD, 45 FEET WEST OF A CORNER FENCE POST, 1 FOOT EAST OF A METAL WITNESS POST, AND 0.5 FOOT NORTH OF THE FENCELINE. REFERENCE MARK NO. 1, A STANDARD DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A SQUARE CONCRETE POST AND STAMPED TEXHOMEX NO 1 1931 IS FLUSH WITH THE GROUND. IT IS 127 FEET WEST OF CORNER FENCE POST, 26 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF EAST-WEST ROAD AND 1 FOOT NORTH OF THE FENCELINE. REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 (AZIMUTH MARK), A STANDARD DISK STAMPED TEXHOMEX NO 2 1931 IS SET IN THE TOP OF A SQUARE CONCRETE POST WHICH PROJECTS 2 INCHES. IT IS 0.25 MILE SOUTH OF RANCH BUILDINGS, 52 FEET WEST OF THE CENTERLINE OF ROAD AND 25 FEET WEST OF METAL WITNESS POST AND FENCELINE. KIDDER ASTRO. STATION IS A CONICAL SHAPED CONCRETE MONUMENT WHICH PROJECTS 2 FEET. IT IS 200.101 METERS NORTHWEST OF THE STATION AND HAS 36 DEG 30 MIN NL 103 DEG WL 1903. U.S. GENERAL LAND SURVEY MARK, A STANDARD DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A CONICAL SHAPED CONCRETE MONUMENT IS STAMPED T26N T1S R37E R1E S8 S6 TEXAS. THE MARK PROJECTS 2.56 FEET.
1/1/1970 by USGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1970 (WC) THE FOLLOWING DISTANCES DIFFERED FROM THOSE IN THE LISTING (QUAD 361031 STA. 1015)--FENCE CORNER TO STATION MARK = 13.868 METER. STATION MARK AND R.M. NO. 1 ARE NOW 0.1 FOOT UNDERGROUND.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in December 1993.
  • The NAVD 88 height was computed by applying the VERTCON shift value to the NGVD 29 height (displayed under SUPERSEDED SURVEY CONTROL.)
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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