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Details for Benchmark: PP0990

N 44° 58.433 W 093° 14.100 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 843.8

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

Location:
In HENNEPIN county, MN View Original Datasheet
Designation:
UNIVERSITY RM 2
Marker Type:
reference mark disk
Setting:
light structures
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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As others have mentioned, this one requires reading the description as the coordinates basically gets you to the correct side of the bridge. Really a nice spring day on campus, and I had fun walking around find this and several other marks.

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In great condition.

Making a cache run through the campus. Cool

Found this one with Thinfoot while completing some caches on campus. We weren't even really looking for marks, but just happened to look down at the right spot and notice this.

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Stumped upon this benchmark while working on Campus Granite Tour earth cache.

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Benchmark

Found this benchmark while on campus to find an Earthcache.

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Found this one also while on campus to find some earthcaches.

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Found while visiting the U with my son.

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Found as described.

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It's still there and looks good.

Found on campus without any parking hassles, even though I was in a loading zone without a permit. I guess the UM parking police were all in church! :)

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photoLoc of PP0990 University RM2, Minneapolis MN

Whoops, the coords brought me to the foot of the east pedestrian bridge and I spent too much time looking around there. I guess it pays to read the description, which brought right to the spot after work. I remember seeing these as an undergrad years ago, not knowing what they were.

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This benchmark is within 100 yards of the front steps of the building I work in.

Twin to University RM 1

Found it right away!

easy find when there is nobody sitting on it ;)

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Found tonight between overtime work assignments. Finding this with just a GPS in the night was not favorable the otherday. Today with printout in hand search was fast, unfortunately not fast enough as the parking meter ran out 2 minutes prior to my return and the meterman was more than happy enough to give the $34 ticket. At least I found three for the cost of a ticket

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Pretty sure I found it. It was under a small manhole cover with City of Lakes cast on it.

Found it in the dark!

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1934 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1970 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1970 IN MINNEAPOLIS. AT MINNEAPOLIS, AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, 0.2 MILE SOUTH OF PILLSBURY HALL, SET IN THE TOP OF A 3 1/2- X 6-FOOT GRANITE BLOCK WHICH PROJECTS 1.6 FEET AND WHICH IS ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE STEPS TO A SIDEWALK ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE CHEMISTRY BUILDING, 49.2 FEET EAST OF THE NORTH END OF THE STEPS AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE BUILDING, 134.99 FEET WEST OF UNIVERSITY RM 1, 164.64 FEET NORTH-NORTHWEST OF TRIANGULATION STATION UNIVERSITY, AND ABOUT LEVEL WITH THE SIDEWALK. SECTION 25, T 29N, R 24W.
01/01/1987 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1987 (GM) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
11/08/1999 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1999 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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