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Details for Benchmark: CS2563

N 32° 43.717 W 097° 11.917 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 534.92

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

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

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First benchmark, and quite fun this one is actually a geocache and we found the cash associated with it.

I found this when I was looking for the cache that is also hidden at this location.

Found while caching.

Found while on vacation and looking for a cache.

Found this while caching in the area.

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After finding the cache attached to this one years ago, I knew right were to look to find the metal rod.

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While out working on the Ring Quest Caches we discovered this unique Benchmark.

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First find of this type of benchmark!

Out on the Ring Quest with my brother CPD SARGE!

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photoOpen says a me!

I hadn't seen this type before. But then I haven't seen many of any kind. :) Very interesting.

Another 2fer we did. Working on a 2015 Geocache challenge with GeoHermance.

Our first benchmark!! So happy. We did the series out of order ( we did Tofer 2 first, oops).

My first ever benchmark!!!
Really cool find!!
Thank you for this two for one!!

This is the first 'stainless steel rod' benchmark I have found. All I had ever seen in my old surveying days was the bronze medallion type. Glad it was part of the Twofer cache.

A little late with the log. First benchmark and just figured out how to log.

Our First benchmark find! Very fun, & cache bonus!

Found the geocache associated with this cache back on 12/17/11, but didn't really know about benchmarks at the time. Came back today to claim a find on the benchmark.

Grabbed this one today while out doing some caching. All in good shape.

Geocache nearby brought me to this one!
Not your usual benchmark...

Easy find due to the geocache here. I haven't seen one of these benchmarks in a while, so it was neat to show Team Peril.

Found this benchmark with zanna and solokrieger while hunting GC2FY06.

The boys and I stopped to visit a few benchmarks in the area prior to attending a nearby event. Thanks!

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N 32° 43.764 W 097° 11.926

Out visiting FtWorth area Cemeteries and managed to find a benchmark.

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It Iz What It Iz had told me about benchmarks but I hadn't really looked for any. I was with her when we found this one. Just got around to finding out more about them and how to log one. This one was very cool and I enjoyed finding it.

Once I saw the name of this one I had to have the find! Sure enough it was worth it! I had not yet discovered that type of benchmark before. It was so cool! TFT Location!

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Found this benchmark while finding the cache.

My very first benchmark log, although I have seen many. I may try to get the info necessary to log some of those.

Found while searching for the nearby geocache. This type of benchmark was a first for our friends from Oklahoma. It spurred an educational discussion about benchmarks.

Found this benchmark while seeking a cache. This is the first metal rod benchmark that I have found. All is in great shape.

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This one was hiding in the grass.
Thanks

Grabbing the twofer here.
All is well!

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First benchmark I've found!

Benchmark is is good shape. No damage.

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Neat little two for one, log book was wet and stinky

Found it along with a traditional cache.

found this while looking for twofer cache

My first benchmark, found with Twofer! Thanks for bringing me here!

This might be our first Benchmark find. If not, it's been a long time since we got the other one or two.

Found with twofer

Found along with geocache Twofer.

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Found this site while on a cache run to Arlington.

My first benchmark. Found with geocache Twofer.

Found it with geocache Twofer.

Logging this benchmark in conjunction with finding the geocache, Twofer. Only my 2nd brnchmark and a different type from my first. Thanks for bringing me here!

Recovered in good condition thanks to the geocache at same location. Forgot to bring a camera so no photo.

yea! my very first benchmark, found after attending Teamcameron's benchmarking 101 class. found with Scrappydoopup and Monhina.

found benchmark as we found Twofer cache with Scooby Drew and Monhina. I would have taken two pictures as I learned in today's benchmarking class / event but I see BarrelOfMonkeys just posted a couple.

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Found at 1755 with the rest of Mystery, Inc as part of a cache/benchmark combo. Great idea! Right across the street from where Oswald is buried (and a great multicache).

Found it! Thanks!

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A easy cache to log. Got two at the same time.

Geocaching with TX TREKKER. My first Benchmark find.

found with 2fer cache.

Found this when locating the cache TWOFER. Thanks

This entry was edited by zamsfamily on Monday, 06 June 2011 at 19:04:41 UTC.

Found it with Twofer hide. Found on this 69th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

Caching with my geogalpal Treasure Nut in and around Arlington and Grand Prairie in this wonderful caching weather. Welcome Fall! Found this benchmark along with the cache Twofer.

Pretty easy to find seeing that a cache sits right in it. TFTF!

Thanks to twofer we got this one too.

Found this while doing Twofer. My first benchmark!

Found while grabbing the cache "Twofer".

My first benchmark also. Found it along with GC2FY06.

found this along with the twofer (GC2FY06) cache. first time i have seen one of this type. looks to be in great shape.

My first benchmark!

Found as part of GC2FY06. First benchmark for me.

Recovered in good condition. First time I've found a metal rod-type marker.

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Nasty today. Probably wouldnt have found this had it been summer.

Glad for an easy find with the rain today.

This benchmark is an easy one for beginners. Traffic is not a problem, nor is the terrain. It is almost directly under a speed limit sign, and is just north of a utility pole.

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It is just north of a utility pole and a speed limit sign.
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This one is very easy to find compared to some I've seen.
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The designation D 1499 is stamped into the housing.
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The reference mark is the tip of this steel rod. Numerous insects live in here, too.

Had previously logged this as a Not Found but reread directions and calculated I was off by one utility pole. Went back and found it and got pictures after a small battle with some fire ants.

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Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1986 by NGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1986 IN HANDLEY. IN HANDLEY, AT THE INTERSECTION OF LANCASTER AVENUE AND SANDY LANE, 74.1 M (243.1 FT) NORTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE WEST BOUND LANES OF THE AVENUE, 6.4 M (21.0 FT) EAST OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE LANE, AND 0.8 M (2.6 FT) NORTH OF A UTILITY POLE. NOTE--ACCESS TO DATUM POINT IS HAD THROUGH A 5-INCH LOGO CAP. THE MARK IS 0.2 M ABOVE THE LANE.
09/21/1996 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1996 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were scaled from a topographic map and have an estimated accuracy of +/- 6 seconds.
  • The orthometric height was determined by differential leveling and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1991.
  • 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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