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Details for Benchmark: PP0991

N 44° 58.433 W 093° 14.100 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 843.73

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 1
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
light structures
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Taking a stroll around campus today, grabbing a few marks. Closer to the coordinates than it's sister cache (PP0990), but reading the description from there gets you to this one. There were some students sitting nearby and asked what it was when I took a picture of the mark. They thought it was cool, and so do I!

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In great shape!

saw this well caching in the area.

Quite unexpectedly I ran across this benchmark while searching answers for the earthcache.
My first one :-)

Making a cache run through the campus. Cool

Found while on campus finding some earthcaches.

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photoUniversity No1

Found this while visiting the University with my son. Had to brush off a little snow but we found it.

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Coordinates will bring you pretty close, but once you arrive at the mall area you'll have to spread out your search a little bit. Look for granite and you'll find this one.

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 PP0991 University RM1, Minneapolis MN

No problem finding this after reading the description.

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photoP1010053

Pretty simple find, and it points to the triangle

Found it right away!

Easy find on granite slab in the "mall"

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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 easy find. Good condition.

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 WEST SIDE OF VINCENT HALL, 50.0 FEET WEST OF THE NORTH END OF THE BOTTOM STEP AT THE ENTRANCE TO VINCENT HALL, 164.23 FEET NORTH-NORTHEAST OF TRIANGULATION STATION UNIVERSITY, 134.99 FEET EAST OF UNIVERSITY RM 2, 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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