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Details for Benchmark: SU0978

N 47° 50.010 W 115° 03.732 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In SANDERS county, MT View Original Datasheet
Designation:
RICHARD LOOKOUT HOUSE
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1940 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1940 (ANS) RICHARDS LOOKOUT HOUSE IS IN THE CABINET NATIONAL FOREST. IT IS ABOUT 27 MILES NNW OF PLAINS AND 6 MILES SW OF BEND RANGER STATION. IT IS ON THE HIGHEST PART OF RICHARDS PEAK, A SHARP TIMBER-COVERED PEAK. THE TOP OF THE PEAK HAS BEEN CLEARED OF TIMBER. THE LOOKOUT HOUSE IS SET ON THE GROUND AND IS PAINTED WHITE. THE CENTER OF THE HOUSE WAS INTERSECTED.
01/01/1960 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1960 (OSR) STATION IS LOCATED IN THE LOLO NATIONAL FOREST, 4-3/4 MILES SOUTH AND 1 MILE WEST OF THE BEND RANGER STATION, 2-1/2 MILES WEST OF THOMPSON RIVER, AT THE SOUTH SIDE CENTER OF SECTION 16, T 24 N, R 27 W, IN AN OPEN AREA ON THE HIGHEST PART OF RICHARDS PK WHICH IS THE HIGHEST PEAK IN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY, HAVING A GEOLOGICAL SURVEY ELEVATION OF 5771 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL. IT IS A 16 FOOT SQUARE WINDOWED CABIN SUPPORTED BY A 9 FOOT HIGH CONCRETE BLOCK WALL. THE CABIN IS PAINTED GREY AND HAS A FLAT ROOF. THE OVERALL HEIGHT IS 18.7 FEET. A TRAVERSE CONNECTION WAS MADE FROM TRIANGULATION STATION RICHARDS (USGS) 1940 TO THE DETERMINED CENTER OF THE BASE OF THE LOOKOUT HOUSE, THE DISTANCE BEING 3.83 METERS OR 12.57 FEET NORTH OF THE TRIANGULATION STATION. THIS IS A NEW LOOKOUT HOUSE ERECTED AT THE SAME SITE AS THE 1940 TRAVERSE STATION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in July 1992.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.