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Details for Benchmark: FS1358

N 35° 46.855 W 114° 31.139 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 2345

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

Location:
In MOHAVE county, AZ View Original Datasheet
Designation:
MALPAIS
Marker Type:
triangulation station disk
Setting:
in rock outcrop
Stability:
Most reliable and expected to hold position/elevation well.

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I spotted this one while looking for the nearby geocache.

Out with my brother in law 2nd1of3 and made the find

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Found at 08:31 with we4fullers, my brother-n-law.

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photoMALPAIS
photoMALPAIS R.M. 2

Found in good condition.

Thanks to the new nearby cache

Found this one and the other two.

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photoMalpias
photoMalpias RM1
photoMalpias RM2

Found the nearby cache and then saw the benchmark as we headed south.

Found with Team Pluto while caching here.

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photothe disk
photothe setting

Found this benchmark as we were looking for a nearby cache! Awesome.

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photoFound among the rocks!

Found it with Silizius83. Lg, GixxxxiG

Found it nearby after we loged our Tradi Cache in Arizona

N 35° 46.856 W 114° 31.140

Stumbled upon while finding the nearby geocache. Found both the marker and a reference point.

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photoMalpais
photoMalpais R.M.2

Looks like several other finders have found RM-2 while seeking a geocache. We found the actual benchmark, as well as RM-2.

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photoIMG_1775
photoIMG_1777

Like the others. Ran across this while looking for the cache....

Second benchmark to log! Found this on our trip to 6 states, randomly driving 3300 miles for fun. Second time a cacher put a cache right next to a benchmark. Really helps in logging these!!! TFTB!

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photoNear Malpais Cache

LIke others have said, If your going to give me a gimmi sure I'll log it! Thanks! Found in good condition.

Found this on my way back down to the car after finding a cache. Still in good shape too.

Found this Benchmark exactly as described. (See photos)

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photoRM2
photoMalpais

Found the station and both benchmarks while looking for the cache.

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photosign in lava boulders
photoMalapis Station
photoMalpais RM1
photoMalpais RM2

found it before the cache

A nearby search brought us to this spot!

I haven't looked for benchmarks in a while, but when one drops in my lap like this...

Hi all,
Stopped by here to grab the Malpais Cache, and also found this Benchmark.. (Icing on the cake)!! Left Iowa a week+ ago on our 46th Anniversary, (+Geocaching) Honeymoon...
Also found a "marker" for a nearby survey marker.. MORE icing..
BCNU down the road and "Keep On, Cachin' On"
Muffkin42 X 2
Ron & Carol
.[8d}. &...
Vinton, Iowa

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photoMalpais Benchmark & Cache

Found this one while attempting a nearby cache. 007 took the picture.

[This entry was edited by Ferrarifunatic on Monday, October 19, 2009 at 1:54:58 PM.]

Insane number of Benchmarks today after visiting Hoover Dam, the Little White Bridge cache, and now this cache. Wow!

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photoA bonus to finding the cache!

found with ccurry on a trip to vegas

Found it with Airik and the family while searching for the Geocache a few feet away.

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photoAirik and the benchmark

Found while seeking a nearby cache. I think this is my first benchmark. :)

Located while searching for a geocache. BM present and in good condition.

First Logged Bench Mark!  Pretty cooll...!

Found this one when I found Malpais Cache

This is our first logged Benchmark - found it while we were looking for the nearby Malpais cache!

Found while visiting nearby Geocache.

Found this one by mistake while looking for a nearby cache. Reading the previous posts this appears to be fairly common.

Found this when I was doing the Malpais cache. It's interesting where you run into these!

I found this benchmark when I found the cache nearby. I forgot to log it.

Found it while trying to find a nearby cache. It was a nice surprise and my first ever.

Please note that you must find the disk with a triangle in the center at the correct coordinates to claim the Find, and not one of the reference stations with an arrow at the wrong coordinates.

found today near Malapais cache

Found and logged as jsndrsn. Logging name change

Near a chache!!

Found it looking for Malpais geocache. In good condition.

Found this benchmark while looking for the Malpais cache.

Found it along with Malpais Cache

Found while looking for the 'Malpais Cache'.

Found near Malpais Cache

found this one while looking for the malpais cache

found while looking for a cache

Was out looking for a cache in the area when I stummbled upon this benchmark. This was my first benchmark find, took a photo with my GPSr and did a little researching. Thanks for this extra little treat.

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photoFirst Benchmark Find
What a great treat, looking for a cache and stummbled on this great find.

Found it while looking for a cache.

Spotted this one while at the Malpais cache.

The disk found by the last few people is not correct. The correct station disk is the one photoed by LV Hiker and tat below. It should be at the exact coordinates listed, and should have a triangle in the middle of the disk.

The one ya'll have been photoing, MALPAIS RM 2, is a reference disk that points at the main station disk. There should be another reference disk, RM 1. But, finding the main station disk is the only things that counts as a FIND.

Found while geocaching with caching buddy whirledcache. Recovered in good condition.

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photoBenchmark FS1358
Benchmark FS 1358

Recovered in good condition as described. Found while searching for the nearby geocache.

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photoFS1358

Found while searching the nearby cache.

Deleted "Find" since I found the wrong one.

[This entry was edited by MrTBELL on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 8:11:01 PM.]

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photoMalpias

Found along with Malpais Cache.

got it

found it while doing the Malpais Cache-
There are 2 right there???
they are the same except that one has RM2 on it-
dont know which one is which as i dont see another one on the web site- they are about 15 feet apart
BWC Crew

Found it!

Found the benchmark while hunting for the malpais geocache. In great condition.

Found along with the Malpais cache.

Made the find on the way to Vegas! BM is still in good condition. TFTBM!

-Meeper "Reep" ---(,, ,,)'>

Found this BMark while looking up the local cache scene.

All appears good from our perspective.

Found this with the kids... just could not find the cache there.

Stumbled upon this one while finding local cache.

09:20 Found this Benchmark while tracking down a nearby traditional cache. Also found the other two as LV Hiker did on July 6, 2005.

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photoMalpais/AZ/Mohave

Found this benchmark while at the Malpais Cache. There where a couple of other discs within a matter of feet from this one. I'm not sure what they were but have included photos. If anyone knows I'd appreciate an email.

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photoThe Benchmark
photoAnother near by disc
photoYet another nearby disc

Cool, a bonus Benchmark near a cache!

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photoMalpais Benchmark
With my GPSr for verification.

Found in good condition.

Yep- me too!

Found in good condition while looking for Malpais Cache.

Right next to the Malapais cache.

Found while doing the Malpais Cache.

2nd benchmark found

Found it with the Malpais Cache.

Found it.

Found as described, a gimme that comes with a free cache. Or vice versa.

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photoMalpais Benchmark

Wow right next to a cache. This is like a casino in Vegas but winning!

found with cache

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photoBMA3.jpg

Found while searching for cache.

Keep putting those caches near benchmarks!

found with near cache at 3:05 am.

Benchmark recovered as described, in good condition.

[This entry was edited by Me & Bucky on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 5:41:16 PM.]

Found our third benchmark, but we weren't sure how to log it!

Found it! Chaplain Fox and family

Found this while finding the nearby cache. Our first benchmark! :)

Nice double find,also did normal cache here.
Billzjeep

Found it while looking for the Malpais Cache. Great view.

Eagle Son of Illinois

Found it on this very windy day while doing the Malpais cache!

Found this one while finding the nearby cache. I wish they put signs near the markers down in the Tucson area.

Scott & Ann

Found while hunting Malpais cache.

[last edit: 8/17/2002 10:24:05 AM PST]

Found when placing MALPAIS CACHE.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1981 by AZDT (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 1981 (GH) THE STATION IS LOCATED 20.5 MILES SOUTHEAST OF HOVER DAM, 3.5 MILES SOUTH OF THE JUNCTION OF US 93 AND TEMPLE BAR ROAD ON TOP OF A MALPAIS OUTCROP ALONG US 93. THE STATION MARK IS AN ADOT DISK STAMPED, MALPAIS 1981. IT IS SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN AN OUTCROP. 91 FEET SOUTHWEST OF THE CENTERLINE OF US HIGHWAY 93 AND 8 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE WITNESS POST. REFERENCE MARK 1 IS AN ADOT DISK STAMPED, MALPAIS RM 1 1981. IT IS SET IN A DRILL IN AN OUTCROP. REFERENCE MARK 2 IS AN ADOT DISK STAMPED, MALPAIS RM 2 1981. IT IS SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN AN OUTCROP. 1285-6 AHD IS AN AHD DISK SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN AN OUTCROP. THE MARK IS STAMPED, P AND M 1285-6 1973. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE POST OFFICE IN KINGMAN TRAVEL SOUTH FOR 0.1 MILE ALONG STOCKTON HILL ROAD TO US HIGHWAY 66. TURN RIGHT ALONG US 66 FOR 2.3 MILES TO THE US HIGHWAY 93 AND I 40 TRAFFIC INTERCHANGE. TRAVEL NORTH ALONG US HIGHWAY 93 FOR 35.2 MILES TO THE BRIDGE OVER DETRITAL WASH, CONTINUE NORTH ALONG US 93 FOR 9.1 MILES TO AN EXXON SERVICE STATION ON THE RIGHT, CONTINUE NORTH ALONG US 93 FOR 4.55 MILES TO THE STATION ON THE LEFT ON TOP OF THE BLACK ROCK OUTCROP.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in August 1993.
  • The NAVD 88 height was computed by applying the VERTCON shift value to the NGVD 29 height (displayed under SUPERSEDED SURVEY CONTROL.)
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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