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Details for Benchmark: CX1690

N 32° 00.044 W 106° 34.894 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 3927

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

Location:
In EL PASO county, TX View Original Datasheet
Designation:
T26S R3 4E SECS 31 36 CC NM TX
Marker Type:
boundary marker disk
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Found this today while geocaching.

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photoIMG_0242

Found it Today while Completeing a Geocaching Challenge Called "Crossing Borders"

CX1690 revisited.
Located at N32 00.045 W106 34.895
Recovered in good condition.

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photoCX1690 In EL PASO county, TX
T26S R3 4E SECS 31 36 CC NM TX
photoT26S R3 4E SECS 31 36 CC NM TX Witness Post

COOL boundary marker! We think this one gets used A LOT, judging by all the marker tapes on it and the witness post.

This entry was edited by Benchmark Blasterz on Saturday, 21 August 2010 at 14:24:38.

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photoLoc of CX1690 T26S R3 4E SECS 31 36 NM TX
photoCX1690 T26S R3 4E SECS 31 36 NM TX
photoCX1690 T26S R3 4E SECS 31 36 NM TX
photoCX1690 T26S R3 4E SECS 31 36 NM TX

The last time I was in this area was over 15 years ago, when I worked at Border Steel Mills. A LOT of development since. Benchmark is in excellent condition.

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photoCX1690
T26S R3 4E SECS 31 36 CC NM TX

Recovered in good condition.

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photoCX 1690 (T26S R3 4E SECS 31 36 CC NM TX)

FOUND WITH CHARLIE. WE WERE GOING THROUGH TOWN, AND SOME BENCH MARK HUNTING.

FOUND IN GOOD SHAPE AS DESCRIBED.WE WERE IN TOWN ON FAMILY BUISNEES AND THOUGHT WE WOULD DO SOME BENCHMARING.

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photoCX1690 AND GPS
RIGHT ON THE MARK.WHAT A NEAT BENCHMARK,THIS IS THE FIRST FOR ME OF THIS TYPE.
photoCX1690 BENCHMARK
THE MARK IS IN GOOD SHAPE.
photoCX1690 WEST
SEVERAL OTHER MARKS,A CEMENT(STONE)R.O.W.MONUMENT,RAIL ROAD RAIL AND FENCE CORNER.
photoCX1690 WEST OTHER MARKS
THE OTHER MARKS.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1981 by USGLO (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY US GOVERNMENT LAND OFFICE 1981 (DCF) THE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 27.8 KM (17-1/4 MI) NORTH-NORTHWEST OF EL PASO, 9.6 KM (6 MI) NORTHEAST OF CANUTILLO AND 2.4 KM (1-1/2 MI) EAST OF ANTHONY. OWNERSHIP--TGK INVESTMENT CORPORATION, 2027 MISSOURI AVENUE, EL PASO, TEXAS 79903, TELEPHONE NUMBER 915-544-0180. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE JUNCTION OF LOOP 375 (TRANS MOUNTAIN ROAD) AND INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 10, GO NORTH ON INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 10 FOR 5.4 KM (3.4 MI) TO THE WESTWAY VINTON ROAD EXIT (EXIT NO 2). CONTINUE NORTH ON INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 10 FOR 4.1 KM (2.6 MI) TO THE ANTHONY EXIT (EXIT NO 0). FOLLOW EXIT 0.4 KM (0.3 MI) TO THE JUNCTION OF FARM ROAD 1905. CONTINUE NORTH FOR 0.24 KM (0.2 MI) TO A FORK. TAKE THE RIGHT FORK AND FOLLOW A SERVICE ROAD FOR 0.2 KM (0.1 MI) TO A CATTLE GUARD AND END OF TRUCK TRAVEL, 4-WHEEL DRIVE NEEDED FROM HERE. FOLLOW FENCE UPHILL TO THE EAST FOR ABOUT 200 FEET TO THE STATION ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE FENCE. THE STATION IS A STANDARD USGLO DISK STAMPED---T26S R3E R4E S36 S31 CC 1912---, SET INTO THE TOP OF A METAL PIPE 8 CM IN DIAMETER PROJECTING 56 CM ABOVE THE GROUND. IT IS LOCATED 31.4 METERS (103 FT) EAST FROM A CONCRETE RIGHT-OF-WAY MARKER, 2.1 METERS (7.0 FT) NORTH FROM THE CENTER OF A TRACK ROAD, AND 0.3 METER (1.0 FT) SOUTH FROM A WIRE FENCE. HEIGHT OF LIGHT SHOWN ABOVE THE MARK WAS 0.73 METERS.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in February 1996.
  • The NAVD 88 height was computed by applying the VERTCON shift value to the NGVD 29 height (displayed under SUPERSEDED SURVEY CONTROL.)
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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