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Details for Benchmark: GO0510

N 36° 59.938 W 109° 02.595 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 4852

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

Location:
In MONTEZUMA county, CO View Original Datasheet
Designation:
BOUNDARY MI COR 330 CO NM
Marker Type:
boundary marker disk
Setting:
set into the top of a round concrete monument
Stability:
May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

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Grabbed this while getting the four corners!!

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Visited the Four Corners Monument area to do some geocaching, waymarking and benchmarking.

After visiting the Four Corners Monument, I walked over to this benchmark. It's in great condition.

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After visiting the four corners we walked over and got this one. We probably should not have done it because it was to close to closing time by the time we got back to the car. After a couple of dirty looks, from the lady we made it out the gate.

Found in good condition as described.

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photoBOUNDARY MI COR 330 CO NM (GO0510)
Benchmark disk in vicinity of the four corners of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah
photoBOUNDARY MI COR 330 CO NM (GO0510) detail
Benchmark disk in vicinity of the four corners of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah
photoBOUNDARY MI COR 330 CO NM (GO0510) area view
Benchmark disk in vicinity of the four corners of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah

Very cool.

Found in good condition

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photoGO0510

Recovered as described.

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photoBOUNDARY MI COR 330 CO NM disk.
photoBOUNDARY MI COR 330 CO NM view to the west.
photoBOUNDARY MI COR 330 CO NM view to the north east.

Found as described.

Found in good condition

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photo20150905_175547

Found while visiting the 4 Corners.

Grabbin this bench mark today. On our 2015 Family Vacation Road Trip. Michigan to Utah and back. This bench mark is still working just fine.

On a journey with Team Little Bear from Denver to Phoenix. We had to make the stop at Four Corners Monument. While visiting there, we came over to this benchmark. My first one that has the Supreme Court on it.

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photoBenchmark GO0510

Recovered during a visit to four corners. Also observed nearby BLM corner mark.

GO$Rs (Boxborough, MA)

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photoGO0510 BOUNDARY MI COR 330 CO NM Disc
photoGO0510 BOUNDARY MI COR 330 CO NM Location Ref
photoGO0510 BOUNDARY MI COR 330 CO NM Disc w/GPS
photoGO0510 BOUNDARY MI COR 330 CO NM Nearby BLM Mark

Our first US Supreme Court BM! Now we have to go get the ones in TX.

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photoGO01510 Boundary Mi Cor 330 CO NM, at Four Corners
photoGO0510 Boundary Mi Cor 330 CO NM, Four Corners

Made it today after 8 hours of travel time at 3:20 this afternoon. Hot day! It's a shame GC6A98 is closed out and we cannot log that we made it here! No problem though because the BMs are here to be discovered.

Found where described, when searching for this mark I came upon two azimuth marks laying in the field, I took pictures of them as well

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photomark
photoeye level
photofor reference
photoazimuth mark
photothe other azimuth mark
photoazimuth marks in situ

Found it today at 5:05p.

Our first US Supreme Court benchmark. We just had to check this out while at the nearby Four Corners Monument.

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photoBOUNDARY MI COR 330 CO NM GO0510 Disk Four Corners
photoBOUNDARY MI COR 330 CO NM GO0510 Location
with intact witness post

Found it on my way home.

Another benchmark at 4 corners

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photoclose up view of benchmark
photojust out in the field

Found this while visiting the area. On to tent rocks after this.

found it

Poor little benchmark
Nobody even noticed what we was doing over here

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photosad little benchmark all by it's self

Found it during our holliday trip in South/West-USA. It was a fantastic journey incl. Geocaching. TFTC & BR from Switzerland

Found it together with spy007 & beer-a-day on our USA S/W- journey 2011. TFTC from Switzerland

Found it together with beer-a-day & Chili7

Found while visiting four corners with the GS Troop.

easy find

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photogo0510 w gps
photoclose up

Found in good shape, as described.

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photoGO0510

Found as described.
Recovery report submitted to the NGS.

This is the first Supreme Court of the US mark I've found.

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photoGO0510 BOUNDARY MI COR 330 CO NM (CLOSEUP)
photoGO0510 BOUNDARY MI COR 330 CO NM (VIEW W)
Looking west across the mark towards the Four Corners Monument.
photoGO0510 BOUNDARY MI COR 330 CO NM (VIEW N)
I love the sky out here - check out that thunderhead building.

Visited the Four Corners today with hjnielsen and Nielsenc.

Please see the complete recovery, including text and photos, at my website: [b][url=http://surveymarks.planetzhanna.com/surveymarks/go0510/]GO0510 - BOUNDARY MI COR 330 CO NM[/url][/b].

Zhanna

This entry was edited by Zhanna on Friday, 07 December 2012 at 03:25:21 UTC.

Found this benchmark with my family while visting the Four Corners Monument. Looks good to me, still in a good condition.
King Hubi

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photoGO0510 - BOUNDARY MI COR 330 CO NM [closeup]
photoGO0510 - BOUNDARY MI COR 330 CO NM [facing east]
photoGO0510 - BOUNDARY MI COR 330 CO NM [facing west]

Found! Goal 1 for 2008 Completed.

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photoSouthern Utah March Geocaches 2008 178.jpg

Yippee! Our first [b]Supreme Court of the United States[/b] Colorado-New Mexico benchmark! These are rather unique as they were placed after new survey was mandated by the Court in 1925 to settle a surveyed boundary [url=http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=US&vol=267&invol=30]dispute between these states[/url]. According to [url=http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=81305&hl=supreme%20court&]this discussion[/url] on the groundspeak forums, unique Supreme Court benchmarks like this one were placed every mile along the boundary.

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photoFurthest west SCOTUS BM
photoHard to miss

Was here to check out 4-corners and ran into some other geocachers in the parking area who told us there were benchmarks out here, so we found two of them.

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photoAt Four Corners

Quick and easy. Not too crowded today at the monument either. Spotted the mark from the visitor center. Made a quick walk out in the heat to the benchmark. Pretty cool.

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photoCOR330
photoCan see this BM a mile away
photoSurvey Marker

Felt a little strange cruising on sacred ground, but did so anyway.

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photoThe marker
photoThe sacred ground hike

can't miss it

one of the easier benchmarks found
shakaduo
hangloose

Ketchum said come back. According to the sign I may have been in violation of the locale laws - Was I a hiker without a permit? I told Ketchum I was not a hiker - I was a benchmark discoverer and continued to proceed on to the mark. I didn't come all the way out here not to score the find. Sigh - I wonder what it would be like to be on the other side of the handcuffs???
Ranger Tracksall from Virginia

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photoThere it is. I see it.
photoDo not disturb the Survey Marker
photoThe COLORADO NEW MEXICO Benchmark up close

Great benchmark. Easy to spot from the four corners monument.

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photoThe Mark
photoLooking North...
into CO.
photoLooking South...
into NM.
photoMark & Witness Post
photoWitness Post

It's really hard to miss this one!
-- Agents of KAOS (RAP & the LFW)
-- Longmont, Colorado

Found it while on vacation with the family from Pelham, Alabama. This one sticks out like a sore thumb if you are going for the cache also.

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photoBenchmark at 4 Corners in Desert

So many benchmarks here. Not sure if this is the right one. But I found one other than "the Big One"!!

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photoOld 4 corners benchmark.jpg

A thrill for the surveyor in the family (me!) Nto so much for the rest of the family waiting in the hotest weather of the year!

Easy find but wish we had taken the opportunity to find the other three for UT, NM, AZ.

Found in good condition as shown in 9/10/2005 photos.

We found this one while on a 3 week road trip down from British Columbia, Canada. In good condition.

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photoThe benchmark.

Found while in the four corners monument....in very good condition!

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photogallup 006.jpg
colorado benchmark

Recovered in good condition.

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photoGO0510

Intact and as shown in the previous pictures

-UA

Found Benchmark in good condition

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photoReference
photoThe message
photoThe Disk

Forgot to log this but I did find it on Sept 3, 2005.

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photoCorner Mile Marker

had to bag this at the same time as the cache

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photohere's the proof

Found this near the monument area.

Monument visting find!

Found while at the monument.

Since I found the 4 corners BM, I had to log this one also.
eagle8247

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photoIM002375.jpg

Had to find this while we were visiting the other nearby monument. Lots of fun.
-Six Kat the Seeker

Tripped over this benchmark while going to the Four Corners Traditional Cache from the Four Corners Monument virtual cache. My second Benchmark find.

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photoG00510 Benchmark

Found (actually spotted) from the restrooms (ha ha). Walked on out and then realized I left the camera in the car. Interesting Benchmark!!

In the area for a balloon rally and found this in good condition.

Found as described, about 185 yards due east of the Four Corners Monument.

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photoGO0510 - the Mark
photoGO0510 in extreme NW New Mexico
Looking east, the mark is near the white notebook, lower center. The Four Corners Monument and parking area is in the background.

found this one on the way to four corners cache
the lost yankee

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photofour corners
easy find by e map
N 36° 59.939 W 109° 02.596

Recovered in great condition! Can't miss it!

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photoBenchMark G00510

This is a very interesting benchmark. I need to do some research on why it carries the Colorado Supreme Court Designation.

Walked right by this one on the way to Foue Corners Cache. Could have tripped over it as one of us had forgotten all about it.

Many people have told me "There's nothing there". They were wrong. I like the desert.

Found this on the way back from the Four Corners Cache.

N 36° 59.940 W 109° 02.595

Benchmark recovered as described, in good condition.

What a great deal when there are several benchmarks this close together!!

[This entry was edited by Me & Bucky on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 8:17:21 PM.]

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photoBenchmark w/GPSr
photoJust the Benchmark

Found it when geocaching and returning from the Four Corners cache and visiting Four Corners area.

[last edit: 10/6/2002 12:51:34 AM PST]

Found this coming back from Four Corners Cache.

Found while placing the Four Corners cache! A picture of this marker is on the Four Corners Cache page.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1925 by USSC (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY US SUPREME COURT 1925 STATION IS LOCATED ON THE COLORADO-NEW MEXICO STATE LINE, ABOUT 0.2 KM (0.1 MI) EAST OF THE FOUR CORNERS BOUNDARY MONUMENT, IN AN OPEN, FLAT AREA WITH VERY LITTLE VEGETATION, NEAR THE JUNCTION OF TRACK ROADS, IN SOUTH CENTRAL SECTION 20, T 32 N, R 20 W. OWNERSHIP--OFFICE OF NAVAJO TRIBAL LAND ADMINISTRATION, THE NAVAJO NATION, PO BOX 308, WINDOW ROCK, AZ 86515. CONTACT MELVIN F. BAUTISTA ABOUT LOCKED GATE AT NIGHT. PHONE IS 602-871-4530 OR 602-871-7040. TO REACH FROM THE JUNCTION OF US HIGHWAYS 160 AND 666 ABOUT 20 MI (32.2 KM) SOUTHWEST OF CORTEZ, GO SOUTHWEST ON HIGHWAY 160 FOR 18.0 MI (29.0 KM) TO THE BRIDGE OVER THE SAN JUAN RIVER. CONTINUE AHEAD FOR 0.9 MI (1.4 KM) TO A PAVED ROAD RIGHT AT TOP OF GRADE. TURN RIGHT, NORTHWEST, PASSING THROUGH POLE GATE, FOR 0.3 MI (0.5 KM) TO THE TOLL BOOTH. CONTINUE AHEAD FOR 0.15 MI (0.24 KM) TO A GRAVEL PARKING LOT ON THE RIGHT JUST BEFORE REACHING A CIRCULAR DRIVE AROUND THE FOUR CORNERS MONUMENT. TURN RIGHT, EAST, THROUGH GRAVEL LOT, ON A TRACK ROAD FOR 0.05 MI (0.08 KM) TO A DIM REVERSE FORK RIGHT AND STATION ON THE RIGHT. STATION MARK IS SET IN THE TOP OF A 20-CM ROUND CONCRETE POST IN A METAL SLEEVE PROJECTING 40 CM ABOVE GROUND. IT IS 0.8 M (2.6 FT) EAST OF A FIBERGLASS WITNESS POST, 5.8 M (19.0 FT) WEST OF THE CENTER OF A TRACK ROAD AND 34.5 M (113.2 FT) SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF THE VEE OF THE FORK. DESCRIBED BY G.R.HEID
08/09/1991 by (GOOD)
RECOVERED 1991 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
03/12/1992 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1992 THE STATION IS LOCATED ON THE COLORADO-NEW MEXICO STATE LINE, ABOUT 0.2 KM (0.1 MI) EAST OF THE FOUR CORNERS BOUNDARY MONUMENT, IN AN OPEN FLAT AREA WITH VERY LITTLE VEGETATION, NEAR THE JUNCTION OF TRACK ROADS. OWNERSHIP--OFFICE OF NAVAJO TRIBAL LAND ADMINISTRATION, THE NAVAJO NATION, P.O. BOX 308, WINDOW ROCK, AZ 86515. CONTACT MELVIN F. BAUTISTA ABOUT LOCKED GATE AT NIGHT, PHONE 602-871-4530. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE JUNCTION OF U.S. HIGHWAYS 160 AND 666, ABOUT 32 KM (19.9 MI) SOUTHWEST OF CORTEZ, GO SOUTHWEST ON HIGHWAY 160 FOR 29 KM (18.0 MI) TO THE BRIDGE OVER THE SAN JUAN RIVER. CONTINUE AHEAD FOR 1.4 KM (0.9 MI) TO A PAVED ROAD RIGHT AT TOP OF GRADE. TURN RIGHT, NORTHWEST, PASSING THROUGH POLE GATE FOR 0.5 KM (0.3 MI) TO THE TOLL BOOTH. CONTINUE AHEAD FOR 0.24 KM (0.15 MI) TO A GRAVEL PARKING LOT ON THE RIGHT, JUST BEFORE REACHING A CIRCULAR DRIVE AROUND THE FOUR CORNERS MONUMENT. TURN RIGHT, EAST, THROUGH GRAVEL LOT, ON A TRACK ROAD FOR 0.08 KM (0.05 MI) TO A DIM REVERSE FORK RIGHT AND THE STATION ON THE RIGHT. THE STATION IS A STANDARD DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A 20-CM ROUND CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 40-CM ABOVE THE GROUND. LOCATED 34.5 M (113.2 FT) SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF THE VEE OF THE FORK, 5.8 M (19.0 FT) WEST OF THE CENTER OF THE TRACK ROAD AND 0.8 M (2.6 FT) EAST OF A FIBERGLASS WITNESS POST.
07/02/1993 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1993 (RSC) RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by GPS observations and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in May 1992.
  • The orthometric height was determined by GPS observations and a high-resolution geoid model.
  • The X, Y, and Z were computed from the position and the ellipsoidal ht.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The ellipsoidal height was determined by GPS observations and is referenced to NAD 83.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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