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Details for Benchmark: LV1079

N 41° 30.693 W 124° 04.790 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 262

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

Location:
In DEL NORTE county, CA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
HIGH BLUFF 1871
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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I checked the USGS maps for the area and it looks pretty conclusive. The 1945 15' map shows this benchmark at the top of a mound in the rough area now occupied by the Department of the Interior (NPS) benchmark stamped 2 217.43. The 1997 7.5' map marks the flattened area as a quarry and the entire mound upon which the benchmark was placed has vanished. This one is gone and the first logger is just too ignorant/sloppy to know the difference. I did find that new mark in good shape. There did not seem to be reference marks.

I wish the prior finder had posted a photo. I'm curious where "High Bluff 1871" is. The coordinates for LV1079 didn't lead me to the edge of the bluff overlooking the ocean, but to something that maybe could be considered a bluff that overlooked a large flat area before the final big drop to the sea. This area can be reached by taking Coastal Drive and parking at the High Bluff picnic area. A trail leads down to the coordinates area.

Attached are photos of a disk I did find, but isn't High Bluff 1871 (wrong designation and placed by Department of Interior and NPS) and the area where LV1079 might be.

The disk I found at N41 30.718 W124 04.818 is designated 217.43. Darn.

[Photos:]
photoGeneral Area of LV1079 Coordinates
photo"Flat" area between coordinates and drop to ocean
photoDisk I found - NOT LV1079
photoView from the disk that isn't LV1079

cool spot. its in good shape

Documented History (by the NGS)

Unknown by (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1929 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1929 STATION IS ON THE HIGHEST PART OF THE FIRST PROMINENT POINT OR HIGH BLUFF S OF FLINT ROCK, ABOUT 1 METER FROM THE EDGE OF THE BLUFF, WHICH IS THE NORTHERN FACE AND ALMOST PERPENDICULAR. THE STATION IS MARKED BY A BRONZE DISK IN CONCRETE, AS DESCRIBED IN NOTE 1A. IT IS SURROUNDED BY A LARGE ROCK CAIRN.
01/01/1939 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1939 (IER) STATION WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1871 BY A.W. CHASE AND RECOVERED AND MARKED IN 1914 BY H.A.S. STATION IS LOCATED ON THE HIGHEST PART OF THE FIRST PROMINENT POINT S OF FLINT ROCK. THE NORTHERN FACE OF THIS POINT IS ALMOST PERPENDICULAR BLUFF AND STATION IS ABOUT 2-1/2 FEET FROM EDGE OF BLUFF. MARKED BY A STANDARD DISK SET IN BLOCK OF CONCRETE AND SURROUNDED BY A CAIRN OF ROCKS. REFERENCE MARK IS A STANDARD DISK CEMENTED IN DRILL HOLE IN A ROCK 1-1/2 METERS S OF THE STATION. THE STATION IS BEST REACHED BY TAKING THE HIGHWAY 101 S FROM THE TOWN OF KLAMATH TO THE POINT WHERE IT REACHES THE COAST LINE. AN OLD ROAD TURNS OFF TO THE NW AT THIS POINT. FOLLOW THIS OLD ROAD ABOUT 200 METERS TO THE FIRST POINT. THE POINT AND STATION ARE ABOUT 300 METERS W OF THE ROAD.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in March 1994. The horizontal coordinates are valid at the epoch date displayed above. The epoch date for horizontal control is a decimal equivalence of Year/Month/Day.
  • The orthometric height was scaled from a topographic map.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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