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Details for Benchmark: PP0946

N 44° 55.700 W 093° 23.167 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 919.53

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

Location:
In HENNEPIN county, MN View Original Datasheet
Designation:
J 2
Marker Type:
bench mark 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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Ms. Sunshine kindly pointed out to Sharknose Bunnies, psunathan and I that there may be a few benchmarks within walking distance of our breakfast this morning. This guy was still there - and looking good might I add!

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photoJ 2

saw with Geobex before an Event.

Found with Sharknose Bunnies and PSUBrian & PSUNathan after breakfast Buddies. I noticed there were a couple right outside the restaurant, and this one was still there. Cool!

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photoJ 2

Ms. Sunshine pointed out that we were right near this one after Breakfast Buddies. Cool! Breakfast and a benchmark right beside the restaurant. Doesn't get much better than this.

This entry was edited by Sharknose Bunnies on Saturday, 30 June 2012 at 17:18:26 UTC.

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photoJ 2

Easy find, next to restaurant.

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photomark
photowitness

Out chasing benchmarks after work tonight. Found this one in great shape

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photoJ 2

Found this before attending Breakfast Buddies at the Pizza Luce (yes, they do serve breakfast) this morning. Thanks!!!

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photoJ 2

Got this one by mistake, gotta change my camera...and Argh!!! I thought I got this before Kidatheart.

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photoAttempt with light and gps

Easy find, initially walked a small ways down the path then turned and there it was. marker is facing away from you but it kind of stands out all on its own.

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photoPP0946 Marker
photoPP0946 Marker

Found as described.

Find #18

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Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1930 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1973 by LOCENG (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY LOCAL ENGINEER (INDIVIDUAL OR FIRM) 1973 IN HOPKINS. THE MARK IS 0.2 MILES NORTH ALONG COUNTY RD NO. 20 (MONK AVE.) FROM THE INTERSECTION OF MONK AVE. AND COUNTY RD NO. 3 (EXCELSIOR BLVD.) IN HOPKINS. IT IS 63 FEET WEST OF MONK AVE., 39 FEET NORTH OF RAILWAY TRACKS, AND 20 FEET SOUTH OF A RESTAURANT. IT IS 1.5 FEET ABOVE GROUND. NE 1/4, SEC 19, T 117N, R 21W.
01/01/1979 by LOCSUR (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY LOCAL SURVEYOR (INDIVIDUAL OR FIRM) 1979 THE MARK IS 0.75 MILES SOUTH MEASURED ALONG BLAKE ROAD FROM THE JUNCTION OF T.H. 7 AND BLAKE ROAD. THE MARK IS 45 FEET SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF A STUCCO BUILDING, 63 FEET WEST OF THE CROSSING OF BLAKE ROAD AND THE CHICAGO AND NORTHWESTERN RAILRAOD, 39 FEET NORTH OF THE TRACK, 3 FEET FROM A POWER POLE, 1 FOOT SOUTH OF A STEEL WITNESS POST.
01/01/1979 by MNDT (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY MN DEPT OF TRANSP 1979 (EGS) RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED.
09/05/1994 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1994 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

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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