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Details for Benchmark: FS1374

N 35° 29.681 W 115° 01.765 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 3899

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

Location:
In CLARK county, NV View Original Datasheet
Designation:
BELL
Marker Type:
triangulation station disk
Setting:
in a boulder
Stability:
May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

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[Photos:]
photoimage

Found with roadrunners. They posted pictures.

Found the mark buried in sand and surrounded by a circle of rocks.

[Photos:]
photoBELL
photowith gps

This one turned out to be easier than we first thought it would be.

We got on the old road and drove right to the station disk. Easy find since the coordinates are adjusted, then we got out the handheld compass paced of the required distance and direction for RM2. We walked right to the correct tree and found the copper nail and washer in good condition. We then returned to the station disk and paced the distance and direction for RM1. Again we walked right to the correct tree and found the copper nail and washer also in good condition.

Recommend using a 4X4 if you wish to drive close to this one.

The station disk is in good condition.

[Photos:]
photoBELL station disk near Searchlight NV
photoBELL RM1
photoBELL RM1 and GPSr
photoBELL RM1 and tree - tall view of tree
photoBELL RM1 and tree - wide view of tree
photoBELL RM2
photoBELL RM2 close up
photoBELL RM2 looking towards Searchlight
photoBELL RM2 looking SW
photoBELL - the road looking east
photoBELL - the road looking west

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1958 by USGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1958 LOCATED ABOUT 6 MI W. OF SEARCHLIGHT, 1 MI NE. OF BELL RANCH, 45 FT N. OF CENTER OF NIPTON RD. TO REACH FROM SEARCHLIGHT, DRIVE 6 MI W. ON NIPTON RD. TO STATION ON NORTH SIDE OF RD. STATION MARK--STANDARD TABLET STAMPED---BELL 1958---, CEMENTED IN LARGE BOULDER FLUSH WITH GROUND. RM 1--COPPER NAIL AND WASHER DRIVEN IN TRUNK OF JOSHUA TREE. RM 2--COPPER NAIL AND WASHER DRIVEN IN TRUNK OF JOSHUA TREE.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1998.
  • The NAVD 88 height was computed by applying the VERTCON shift value to the NGVD 29 height (displayed under SUPERSEDED SURVEY CONTROL.)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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