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Details for Benchmark: FQ0805

N 35° 34.733 W 111° 30.883 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 5473.71

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

Location:
In COCONINO county, AZ View Original Datasheet
Designation:
16 BKC
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
copper-clad steel rod
Stability:
Probably hold position/elevation well.

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Found as described.

found it

Found with lemom16, lemon16 and Polarbear#2 on our trip to Wupatki National Monument.

[Photos:]
photoBenchmark #16 BKC

found it

We found this easily by driving along until a mark showed on the laptop screen and GPSr. There is a nice pull-off to park safely.

The mark is in good shape.

(Log written by Shirley)

[Photos:]
photo16 BKC in northern AZ.
I call these finds the "Burger King Contest" finds.
photo16 BKC - view East

Found it.

[Photos:]
photo16 BKC
N 35° 34.733 W 111° 30.900

Copper-clad Steel Rod recovered as described, in good condition.

[Photos:]
photoBenchmark on Steel Rod w/GPSr
photoBenchmark on Steel Rod
photoNorth at Steel Rod
photoWest at Steel Rod

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1968 by USGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1968 FROM THE ANTELOPE HILLS CAFE AND MOTEL LOCATED 26 MILES SOUTH OF THE SUSPENSION BRIDGE AT CAMERON, ARIZONA, PROCEED 2.2 MILES NORTH ALONG U.S. HIGHWAY 89 TO THE JUNCTION OF A ROAD LEADING TO THE WUPATKI NATIONAL MONUMENT, THENCE 0.9 MILES EAST ALONG THE MONUMENT ROAD TO A T-ROAD NORTH, 39 FEET NORTH AND 106 FEET EAST OF THE INTERSECTION, 2 FEET SOUTH OF A WITNESS POST. A COPPER-CLAD STEEL ROD ENCASED IN A PIPE FLUSH WITH THE GROUND.

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 1992. * This is a POSTED BENCH MARK height. Code A indicates a distribution rate of 0.0 thru 1.0 mm/km.
  • 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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