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Details for Benchmark: AA4333

N 37° 23.250 W 121° 58.650 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 27.9

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

Location:
In SANTA CLARA county, CA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
COFFIN 2 RM 6
Marker Type:
reference mark disk
Setting:
pavements (street, sidewalk, curb, apron, etc.)
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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I found this one as described during my stay in Sunnyvale. The benchmark was on a curb, near the Our Lady of Peace statue location.

Many greetings from Germany says the Bigstepper

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Leelelee led me to these near-my-house benchmarks that I hadn't claimed in the 8 years I have been caching! I always love this monument here when I pass by which is frequent!

Parked in the nearby parking lot and walked towards the street. Found the benchmark at the light pole. Found at N37 23.316 W121 58.662.

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photoReference View
photoAA4333 Coffin 2 RM6

Found as described

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[b]N37 23.314 W121 58.661[/b]

Parked in the parking lot and walked the few feet to the curb. Found this one and then walked the very short distance to RM7 to claim that one, too. The BM is in good condition, clearly visible and easy to read.

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photoCoffin 2-6
N 37° 23.315 W 121° 58.661

Found COFFIN 2 1974/NO 6 1978, as described and in good condition at the coordinates calculated from the COFFIN 2 (HS2942) datasheet.

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Looking NNE. The mark can just barely be seen in the curb at the bottom of the picture.
photoAA4333

Oaknest and I found this on a lunchtime walk.

Found in good shape with CarlottaP on a beautiful lunchtime walk.

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photoCoffin 2 RM6

Found it during my stay in CA

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Thanks to batch218's log this was an easy find. This is my first time finding a benchmark so I add a type of icon in to my list. The benchmark looked to be in the same state as shown in earlier pictures.

Was in the area, easy find.

Easy find with other logs and within a few steps of AA4334

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photoCoffin 2 RM 6

Quick find while in the area to grab the final of a puzzle cache.

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photoCOFFIN 2 1974 RM 6 1978

Found on a rainy January morning

Atomsoup

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Benchmark
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Benchmark

My GPSr: N 37 23.314, W 121 58.661
Easy to spot curbside, along with nearby RM7. No sign of COFFIN 2 in the area. Looks like landscaping took it out. Will post a few images. -Batch218-

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Found it while waymarking in the area.

Found it easily.

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photoRM 6

I found this one as described. The benchmark was on a curb, shielded from foot traffic near the Our Lady of Peace statue location.

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photoAA4333_Coffin No6 Area
photoAA4333_Coffin No6 (1)

My first benchmark!! Easy to find, and I walked right by it earlier this week without even thinking about it! The benchmark it is a reference to is unfortunately missing...

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photoMy first benchmark hunt (and find!)

nice walk from home . easy benchmark to find

Found it as described near the entrance to the shrine parking lot.

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photoCOFFIN 2 RM 6 - Vicinity - Santa Clara CA - AA4333
This photo has it all; the top of the curb, the drop inlet, the 72 inch Eucalyptus tree, and the metal light standard. You can see the disk in the curb near the storm drain (drop inlet).
photoShrine of Our Lady of Peace
This huge metal shrine is near the benchmark.
photoCOFFIN 2 RM 6 - Disk - Santa Clara CA - AA4333

Quick find this morning on my way to 100 Benchmark finds

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The second and final one I found in this cluster.

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N37 23.315, W121 58.662. 2nd Benchmark find this evening. On curb next to Mission College Blvd and Church.

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photoCoffin 2 No 6

An easy find. It's in the curb above a storm drain on Mission College Blvd. near the large statue of the Madonna.

N 37° 23.323 W 121° 58.663

Mounted in the curb.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1978 by NGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1985 by USPSQD (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY US POWER SQUADRON 1985 (DSP) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1986 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1986 (RJS) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
12/12/1987 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1987 (CLN) 0.1 MILE (0.2 KM) NORTH ALONG THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY RAILROAD FROM THE STATION IN AGNEW, THENCE 0.7 MILE (1.1 KM) SOUTHWEST ALONG AGNEW ROAD, THENCE 1.0 MILE (1.6 KM) WEST AND SOUTH ON MISSION COLLEGE BOULEVARD, AT OUR LADY OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 202 FEET (61.6 M) SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE CHURCH, 109.7 FEET (33.4 M) SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF HORIZONTAL CONTROL STATION COFFIN 2, IN THE TOP OF THE CONCRETE CURB ABOVE THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF AN 18 BY 42 INCH DROP INLET, ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE BOULEVARD, 55.5 FEET (16.9 M) SOUTH OF THE SOUTH SIDE OF A 72 INCH EUCALYPTUS TREE, 3.8 FEET (1.2 M) SOUTHWEST OF METAL LIGHT STANDARD 108, 0.3 FOOT (9.1 CM) EAST OF THE WEST FACE OF THE CURB.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were scaled from a topographic map and have an estimated accuracy of +/- 6 seconds.
  • The NAVD 88 height was computed by applying the VERTCON shift value to the NGVD 29 height (displayed under SUPERSEDED SURVEY CONTROL.) The vertical order pertains to the superseded datum.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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