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Details for Benchmark: DU0700

N 33° 21.000 W 111° 40.233 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 1350.06

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

Location:
In MARICOPA county, AZ View Original Datasheet
Designation:
ROAD ELLIOT STA 1355
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
retaining walls, concrete ledge, etc.
Stability:
May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

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Found as described.

Found it at 1215 hrs. The mark is on the concrete wall of drain on East side of Sossaman and North of Elliott. It is in good shape and readable. They are widening Sossaman Rd at Guadalupe and heading south. When they get this far south this guy might disappear.

[Photos:]
photoDU0700
close up
photoDU0700
Looking North
photoDU0700
Where you can find me

Recovered. Pic included.

[Photos:]
photoClose-Up of GPS and BM

Found in good condition.
Trifecta Challenge Day 8 : GC1VJJX : DU0700 : WMB8K

[Photos:]
photoDU0700- Closeup
photoDU0700 Facing West

In great shape and it doesn't look like there will be construction anytime soon to take it away. Also found the answer to the age old question "Why did the chicken cross the road?"

Logging for Day 28 of the Trifecta Challenge along with Geocach GC1P211 and Waymark WM3QQ

[Photos:]
photo12 - 19 - DU0700 - Mark with GPSr
photo12 - 19 - DU0700 - Chicken crossing road
photo12 - 19 - DU0700 - looking southernly
photo12 - 19 - DU0700 - Looking Northernly

benchmark found intact

Found it.

[Photos:]
photoROAD ELLIOT STA 1355
photoROAD ELLIOT STA 1355

Recovered as described. The site was fairly clean today!
GPS (HH2) co-ordinates N33º21.031' W111º40.229'.

[This entry was edited by AZcachemeister on Saturday, August 01, 2009 at 6:33:48 AM.]

[Photos:]
photoROAD ELLIOT STA 1355 / DU0700
A close-up of the mark.
photoROAD ELLIOT STA 1355 / DU0700
From the south looking north.
N 33° 21.031 W 111° 40.231

elev. 1256 ft
found as described in good condition.

[Photos:]
photoDU0700 ROAD ELLIOT STA 1355.jpg
photoDU0700 ROAD ELLIOT STA 1355 looking east.jpg
photoDU0700 ROAD ELLIOT STA 1355 looking south.jpg
photoDU0700 ROAD ELLIOT STA 1355 looking west.jpg
photoDU0700 ROAD ELLIOT STA 1355 with gps.jpg

My only find out of 10 benchmark searches. What a discouraging day. This mark is readily visible in an area that smells really bad, and is covered with trash, far to much to clean up. This place is worse than a landfill.

Documented History (by the NGS)

Unknown by AZHD (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1967 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1967 6.4 MI SE FROM BUCKHORN. ABOUT 1.0 MILE EAST ALONG U.S. HIGHWAY 60, 70, 80 AND 89, FROM THE POST OFFICE AT BUCKHORN, THENCE 2.6 MILES SOUTH ALONG POWERS ROAD, THENCE 0.8 MILE EAST ALONG BASELINE ROAD, THENCE 2.0 MILES SOUTH ALONG SOSSAMAN ROAD, OR ABOUT 5.0 MILES NORTH ALONG ELLSWORTH AVENUE FROM THE QUEEN CREEK SCHOOL AT QUEEN CREEK, THENCE 2.0 MILES WEST ALONG WARNER ROAD, THENCE 1.0 MILE NORTH ALONG SOSSAMAN ROAD, IN S 8, T 1 S, R 7 E, 40 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER OF THE INTERSECTION OF SOSSAMAN AND ELLIOT ROADS, 30 FEET EAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF SOSSAMAN ROAD, 30 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF ELLIOT ROAD, SET IN THE CENTER OF THE TOP OF THE NORTH HEAD WALL OF A CONCRETE CULVERT UNDER ELLIOT ROAD, AND ABOUT 1/2 FOOT ABOVE THE LEVEL OF THE ROAD.
01/11/1992 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1992 9.8 KM (6.10 MI) NORTHERLY ALONG ELLSWORTH ROAD FROM THE POST OFFICE IN QUEEN CREEK, THENCE 3.2 KM (2.00 MI) WESTERLY ALONG WARNER ROAD, THENCE 1.6 KM (1.00 MI) NORTHERLY ALONG SOSSAMAN ROAD, NEAR THE CENTER OF THE NORTH CONCRETE HEADWALL OF A CULVERT UNDER ELLIOT ROAD, 9.3 M (30.5 FT) EAST OF THE CENTER OF SOSSAMAN ROAD, AND 8.7 M (28.5 FT) NORTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF ELLIOT ROAD.

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 November 1993.
  • 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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