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Details for Benchmark: JV2046

N 39° 53.567 W 077° 14.500 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 613.73

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

Location:
In ADAMS county, PA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
613 USGS
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
massive structures
Stability:
Probably hold position/elevation well.

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Recovered in good condition - talked w/ current owner who was very curious about what the disk is actually used for and mentioned the former uses of the surrounding buildings - a dry goods store to the north & the post office across the tracks. It was getting close to dark - didn't get area pics..

[Photos:]
photo613 USGS (JV2046) disk - Goldenvile, PA

I missed this one on my first attempt. A closer look behind the fence made the difference.

Once again I have Ghosthunter to thank for this one. We stopped by while trying to find some things to do on a rainy day. The mark is as described and in good condition.

Greetings Geocachers/Benchmarkers,

I found this benchmark with no difficulty. It’s vertically mounted as described, and in terrific shape and exactly where it’s supposed to be.

Happy Benchmarking,
Ghosthunter
Gettysburg, PA

Documented History (by the NGS)

Unknown by USGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1935 by CGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1935 AT GOLDENVILLE. AT GOLDENVILLE, ADAMS COUNTY, 132 FEET WEST OF THE READING CO. RAILWAY STATION, 117 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE MAIN TRACK, IN THE STONE FOUNDATION AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE MILUS A. WILSON HOUSE, AND ABOUT 1 FOOT ABOVE GROUND. A UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY STANDARD DISK, STAMPED 613 AND SET VERTICALLY.

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 June 1991.
  • 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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