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Details for Benchmark: TN1114

N 48° 58.540 W 115° 10.796 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 2651

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

Location:
In LINCOLN county, MT View Original Datasheet
Designation:
YOUNG
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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I was very pleased to find this monument in excellent condition after 100+ years and no recoveries. The stone monument is very solid and was covered with lichen, until I cleaned it off.

I hiked in from the south 0.5 miles along the old road and and above the reservoir with some excellent views. The main road in, is closed to vehicles.

The view out over the reservoir is growing in, but is still a great view. The old trail called out in the original description is now in the reservoir and under water.

[Photos:]
photoYoung - Lincoln County, MT
photoYoung - Lincoln County, MT
photoYoung - Lincoln County, MT
photoYoung - Lincoln County, MT
photoYoung - Lincoln County, MT
photoYoung - Lincoln County, MT
photoYoung - Lincoln County, MT
photoYoung - Lincoln County, MT
Grizzly Country

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1903 by IBC (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY COMMISSION 1903 (CHS) ON A PARTLY GRASSY KNOLL ON THE WEST BANK OF THE KOOTENAI RIVER ABOUT 1-3/4 MILES SOUTH OF THE INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY, A LITTLE WEST AND ABOVE A TRAIL PARALLEL TO THE RIVER. STATION MARK--THE NECK OF A BOTTLE, ABOUT 6 INCHES BELOW THE BOTTOM OF THE SURFACE MARK, WHICH IS A BLOCK OF GRANITE, 6 BY 6 BY 48 INCHES, DRESSED 6 INCHES FROM THE TOP AND THE REMAINDER ROUGH CUT. A DRILL HOLE IN THE CENTER OF THIS STONE AND THE LETTERS---U.S.C.B.---ARE CUT IN THE CORNERS. THE GRANITE BLOCK PROJECTS ABOUT 8 INCHES ABOVE THE GROUND.

Control Text

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

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