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Details for Benchmark: CS2559

N 32° 44.169 W 097° 08.439 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 586.74

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

Location:
In TARRANT county, TX View Original Datasheet
Designation:
A 1499
Marker Type:
metal rod
Setting:
stainless steel rod
Stability:
Probably hold position/elevation well.

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Found this for my 2015 to do list challenge

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The cover
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The rod
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The area

I stopped by for a geocache today and snapped this picture of the benchmark.
Thanks

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photoCS2559

Got it!

We did this with a Twofer Geocache. Working on a 2015 Geocache challenge with GeoHermance.

Another Twofer! Needed Benchmarks for the 2015 to do List Challange.

Another Twofer, how convenient. Took a picture that looks just like wb96bobwhite's of the metal rod. As an old civil land surveyor for the State of Delaware, these things interest me. Thanks for the twofer cache find.

No survey posts but there was only a thin layer of dirt and some trash covering it up so I was able to uncover it.

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photoCS2559
photoCS2559 access cover

also found Twofer 2 geocache.

Found with Team Drew

Found this one today after finding the geocache at this location back in 2/3/12.

Found this as well as the cache, Twofer 2. It is in good shape and all is as it should be.

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photoIf you find this you have found both!
photoThe Benchmark it self!!

tftc cool one!

yet another great one!

Second Benchmark of the day.

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photoWho knew these were here.

Our first benchmark. We can't wait to find more!

Found in connection with Towfer 2.

Grabbed it with a geocache two, er, I mean too.

Found it in good shape.

This entry was edited by caeserjim on Friday, 29 March 2013 at 01:58:13 UTC.

We were armed today with a magnet on a stick (poor man's metal detector), but really appreciated tcdc's work at unearthing this one. Right where it's supposed to be, but the next rain will cover it up again....a little like Brigadoon!

My Leatherman Wingman got a workout looking for this one. The land erosion had convered it an grass had grown over the top of it. I was just about to head home and grab a metal detector when I felt something hard whilest stabbing the ground. Did a little digging and sure enough there it was. The landscaping of this area allows for a lot of mud runoff therefore if this is not found regularly it will bury it.

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photoUnburied
Took a while to find, but after a little 'pokin' around we came up with a lid.
photoThe Boys
Took a little while to come up with, but after a little 'pokin' around we came up with a lid. The log in the cache was soaked, but we dried it and signed it.
photoSigned Log View Log Print Picture
Over a year between signatures, but we got it. http://coord.info/GC2TQ23

There are no markers or post around or near it now but I still found it at night.

Found while caching for 'Twofer'. Very first benchmark - this was wa-a-a-a-y cool. (I'm easily amused!) Had fun and learned something, too. Thanks

My very first benchmark (im a Cacher) very cool lots of ants!

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photoIMAG0155
First benchmark!

Found today while doing Twofer 2.

No surveyors stakes today so it took me a couple of minutes.

Found this while finding the TWOFER cache. Thanks!!!

Found this benchmark in a package deal.
A twofer - cache and benchmark. Thanks

Part of the 'Twofer 2 GC2TQ23' cache find.

Found as part of a great cache!

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photoCS2559-1
photocs2559-2

I'd been by twice before looking for this one, and had no luck. I brought a probe and poked and poked, but to no avail. Drove by today and saw new stakes and surveyor's tape up and decided to stop. There it was! Pretty sure I poked that exact spot last time, too! Anyway, marker is there and in good shape.

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photoMarker1
photoMarker 2
photoArea 3

Very easy to spot. There is a lot of grass in and around the benchmark but the wooden marker was standing up right next to it.

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photoA 1499

Okay, this one was wayyyyy too easy. The wooden marker is broken and on its side, but the bm is very clear. My gps was 6 feet off.

This used to be where the mini racecar track was, remember?

My very first benchmark. I'm so proud.

[This entry was edited by morninglori on Sunday, April 13, 2008 at 4:02:29 PM.]

[Photos:]
photoI can't believe that this is still a field
photoCloseup
photoSee, it opens

When I read the other attempts to find this marker, I got a metal detector, tape measures and a trowel ready. But when I got there - their was a surveying post sticking up right next to the darn thing!

I was looking forward to the hunt, but oh well.
The marker is in great condition and was about 1.5 inches below the grass level.
Its location:
From the fence corner at the intersection, it is between the 8th and 9th fence post.

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photoMarker
photoMarker2
photoMarker3
photoMarker3
photoMarker4
photoMarker Coordinates

I think I was really close, but couldn't find the mark. However there were a couple of holes in the ground which looked promising. The other pictures on this page really help, because at least now I know where the witness was. The witness post is not there today.

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photoCS2559 overview
It's around here somewhere, but I couldn't find it.
N 32° 44.170 W 097° 08.439

I didn't find the benchmark, but I found the witness post. It was broken and resting in the grass on the western side of Oakwood Lane, north of Division. I didn't have my notes with me, so I wasn't exactly sure where to look. The coordinates are where I found the post.

[Photos:]
photoWitness Post
This is a close-up of the witness post. It appears to have been broken off from the bast.
photoWide Shot
This witness post is lying in the grass at the bottom of the picture. This corner of Oakwood and Division is in the background.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1986 by NGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1986 IN ARLINGTON. IN ARLINGTON, AT THE INTERSECTION OF DIVISION STREET AND OAKWOOD LANE, 31.7 M (104.0 FT) NORTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE WEST BOUND LANES OF THE STREET, 8.9 M (29.2 FT) SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF A UTILITY POLE WITH 4 GUY WIRES, 8.2 M (26.9 FT) WEST OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE SOUTH BOUND LANES OF THE LANE, AND 0.3 M (1.0 FT) WEST OF A FENCE CORNER. NOTE--ACCESS TO DATUM POINT IS HAD THROUGH A 5-INCH LOGO CAP. THE MARK IS 0.3 METERS S FROM A WITNESS POST AND FENCE THE MARK IS ABOVE LEVEL WITH THE LANE.
02/25/1988 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1988 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
09/21/1996 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1996 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by GPS observations and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in February 1996.
  • The orthometric height was determined by differential leveling and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1991.
  • The X, Y, and Z were computed from the position and the ellipsoidal ht.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The ellipsoidal height was determined by GPS observations and is referenced to NAD 83.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.
  • The dynamic height is computed by dividing the NAVD 88 geopotential number by the normal gravity value computed on the Geodetic Reference System of 1980 (GRS 80) ellipsoid at 45 degrees latitude (G = 980.6199 gals.).
  • The modeled gravity was interpolated from observed gravity values.

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