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Details for Benchmark: TN0918

N 48° 01.524 W 115° 24.844 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In LINCOLN county, MT View Original Datasheet
Designation:
BARREN PEAK LOOKOUT TOWER
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Found in poor condition. The lookout is just about ready to fall down. They have braced it up, but a good snow fall will bring it down.

[Photos:]
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West side of Barren Peak Lookout.
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South side of the lookout.
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East side of lookout.

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1960 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1960 (OSR) THE STATION IS THE TOP-CENTER OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER. IT IS LOCATED IN THE KOOTENAI NATIONAL FOREST, ABOUT 7 MILES NORTH OF THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE FOREST, 25-1/2 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF LIBBY, 5 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF THE CONFLUENCE OF FISHER RIVER AND SWAMP CREEK AND 2 MILES SOUTHEAST OF FISHER RIVER. THE LOOKOUT IS CONSTRUCTED OF WOOD, AND IS APPROXIMATELY 14 X 14 FEET SQUARE. IT IS SUPPORTED BY 4 POLE LEGS AND THE HEIGHT, OVERALL, IS ABOUT 25 FEET.

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.

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