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Details for Benchmark: LO0786

N 40° 13.172 W 111° 43.107 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In UTAH county, UT View Original Datasheet
Designation:
AIRPORT BCN PROVO MUN APT
Marker Type:
airport beacon
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Drjay is correct: this benchmark is destroyed.

LaRobley is the ONLY one that can claim to have found this benchmark, for LaRobley is the ONLY one to provide proof of the find.

If you look carefully at the Google Earth snips I've provided, the beacon was removed sometime between July, 2005 and October, 2005.

The control tower, which is the location of the new beacon, is about 0.5 miles away. Clearly, the new beacon is not the benchmark.

Please stop logging this benchmark as "found," because you did not find it. Apparently, this hobby is very difficult for many people. As such, I'll bet real money that Geocachers will continue to log this as found.

[Photos:]
photoLO0786 Gone
No shadow. No Beacon. Mark Destroyed.
photoLO0786
You can just barely see the shadow.

found during utah road trip

Found during trip to Utah with Memfis Mafia

Saw this while looking for a nearby cache.

[Photos:]
photoIMG_0663

Geocaching in the area. Hard to miss.

Found it in the dark. :) But its there, pretty clearly.

We've driven by this one many times on our way to and from Spanish Fork to visit relatives.

Found while out caching.

Haven't really been up to hunting down benchmarks, but we live really close to this one.

Also went out to get this one. I wonder if this is a newer tower or not. If it has been rebuilt. I read dr.jays but is that accounting for how far off many benchmarks are? Will do some research to see if it is an older or newer tower.

saw this one a month or so ago while in thew area caching. I will see if I dig up a photo.

We could see this one when ever we went to the lake. There are some caches including a TB Hotel by the UVSC pilots class room in the area.

Stopped in to grab this one...

I can say with certainty that this benchmark is no more. I stood at the exact location of where the beacon was supposed to be... nothing there.

Edit: There [i]is[/i] still a beacon at the airport, but it is not the same one as listed here. A new beacon was put on top of the new control tower that was built at the airport in 2005.

[This entry was edited by DrJay on Monday, April 16, 2007 at 11:32:12 PM.]

[Photos:]
photoBuilding near the benchmark location
If you check LaRobley's photo from 11/28/04, it's the same building... but there's no beacon.
photoI'm here... where's the beacon?

Found this very easily, while out caching.

Found it.

Found this one while out caching.

Found this one today Beacon is in reat shape.

[Photos:]
photoAirport Beacon

Peanut found it.

Recovered as described in 1994.

Found this while driving a charter bus.

The Provo Municipal Airport Beacon was recovered as described, in good condition.

Tower is still intact and operating. It is 30 feet north east of the new Provo airport terminal Million Air building. An easy find for anyone!

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1963 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1963 THE STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE REVOLVING LIGHT, ON TOP OF A 60 FOOT HIGH STRUCTURAL STEEL TOWER. IT IS AT THE EAST SIDE OF THE PROVO MUNICIPAL AIRPORT, ABOUT 3-1/2 MILES SOUTHWEST OF PROVO.
01/01/1977 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1977 (TGR) RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED IN GOOD CONDITION. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN ABOUT 3-1/2 MILES SOUTHWEST OF PROVO.
09/06/1994 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1994 (NGS) THIS IS A STANDARD ROTATING BEACON THE POINT OBSERVED WAS THE SPINDLE.

Control Text

  • This mark is at Provo Airport (PVU)
  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in November 1997.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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