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Details for Benchmark: GQ0066

N 36° 56.683 W 112° 31.567 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 4674.39

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

Location:
In COCONINO county, AZ View Original Datasheet
Designation:
K 52
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
massive structures
Stability:
Probably hold position/elevation well.

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Found in good shape

[Photos:]
photoBenchmark

More raining on the fun parade: This awesome and beautiful historic marker (A Utah Pioneers monument in AZ -- cool!) that had a benchmark cemented into it has been removed from where it was installed in 1933 and relocated to a city park. This means that the benchmark is destroyed. The marker is still worth a visit, but the mark is a goner.

[Photos:]
photo10 Aug 2014 6211
photoGQ006 K 52 Fredonia AZ DESTROYED (RELOCATED)
photoThe City Park with the DUP marker & BM GQ0066 K 52

Found in good condition.

[Photos:]
photoK 52

Found the monument and benchmark at the coordinates listed by others, which is approximately .2 miles south of the location indicated by the description. It appears to me that at some point the monument was moved foundation and all to its current location, possibly due to widening of the highways to provide turning lanes.

[Photos:]
photoGQ0066 K 52 closeup
photoGQ0066 K 52 the Pipe Springs Monument

Easy find, neat monument of petrified wood and copper ore. Thanks, KS Cricket

The coordinates and directions are both accurate; the disk was covered with a thin layer of red cinders. Thanks, Fort Rectus

[Photos:]
photoGQ 0066
K S Cricket at the monument and to the rear of the disk
photoGQ 0066
The disk is in excellent shape
N 36° 56.534 W 112° 31.555

Bench Mark K 52 was recovered as described, in good condition. This mark is located just north of the North Kaibab U.S. Forest Service Ranger Station.

[Photos:]
photoGQ0066 20060509 G (Coconino Co. AZ)
Bench Mark K 52 w/GPSr.
photoGQ0066 20060509 C (Coconino Co. AZ)
Bench Mark K 52.
photoGQ0066 20060509 B (Coconino Co. AZ)
Bench Mark K 52 from Eye Level.
photoGQ0066 20060509 A1 W (Coconino Co. AZ)
West at Bench Mark K 52.
photoGQ0066 20060509 A2 N (Coconino Co. AZ)
North at Bench Mark K 52.
N 36° 56.541 W 112° 31.554

This is an awesome monument. If you are going past this, it worth a stop just to see it. The monument is made of petrified wood, copper ore & the workmanship of the plaque is great! See picture. This is right in the small town of Fredonia, AZ.

[Photos:]
photoK52 disk Fredonia, AZ
At a small park in Fredonia, AZ.
photoK52 plaque
Monument plaque where K52 is. Notice this was placed by Utah pioneer trails and landmark ass. in AZ.
photoThe monument where K52 is located
Notice the petrified wood & copper ore used to make this 1933 monument.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1934 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1934 IN FREDONIA. AT INTERSECTION OF PIPE SPRINGS ROAD AND U.S. HIGHWAY NO. 89. 124 FT. SOUTH WEST OF GARAGE AND STORE BUILDING. 87 FT. WEST OF CENTER OF SOUTH HEADWALL OF DOUBLE PIPE CULVERT. 60 FT. SOUTH WEST OF CENTER OF INTERSECTION. SET IN NORTH EAST CORNER OF FOUNDATION OF MONUMENT OF UTAH PIONEER TRAILS AND LANDMARKS ASSOCATION.

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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