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Details for Benchmark: KK0360

N 39° 44.300 W 104° 58.983 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 5280.46

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

Location:
In DENVER county, CO View Original Datasheet
Designation:
W 1
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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I had to use coordinates from a previous finder. No problems then.

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Found while at 5IEE

Found before the midnight event. ACT

Found this one when I came to check out the Capitol Building.

Nice quiet 4th of July with free parking in downtown Denver gave us an opportunity to search for the 3 Capitol benchmarks. This one took a lot of searching to find. Very hard to see it but finally found it by feeling around.

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photoIn the top of this pedestal - KK0360
USBM chiseled on top. Very hard to see.

Found this benchmark while visiting with KinderKen. I couldn't get here for the midnight event a few days ago so we made a point of stopping today.

NurseB33 and I, both from Calgary, Alberta missed the midnight event that was here during GeoWoodstock so today, after attending the Farewell Event, we wandered over to admire the Dome and to see the historic mile high benchmark plus some others.

Very cool .... I have not found a benchmark like this before.

  • Mrs. SeeKPeeKRs

Found while in town for geowoodstock.

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Found while geocaching in the area. NIce to see the old etchings.

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As described

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Discovered at the Midnight Event!

Spotted while waiting for the midnight event and standing around with HoustonControl.

Spotted while waiting for the midnight Geoevent to start.

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Saw it at the midnight event.

In town for Geowoodstock XIV.

Took photos on the rain before the midnight mile high event.

Found during the GWS midnight event.

I love this one! It's a little tough to see in the direct sunlight but I think I was able to get a good photo!

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Visiting from S. Florida and walked down to the capital building from Union Station. Whew, what a walk.
Followed previous finders hint to use a little dirt to highlight the lettering.

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Found while caching the midwest with magtfplanner, memomls, and InxtricablFate.

Discovered with memomls, inxtricablfate, and -Hellfire- while touring the Midwest.

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photoKK0360 Area

Found while touring Denver, mostly on foot

In town for a couple of days. Found a few of the benchmarks close to where we were staying. This was one of them.

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Very cool find

First time I have seen a benchmark like this one. Used some debris to make the letters stand out better.

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photoBonobo the monkey with Benchmark

Found this benchmark today at around 15h00 after visiting Denver Capitol. It's really hard to see! Thanks for the photos, or I would still be looking for it now

Found as described. Had to clean the ice from the stone to get to the mark.
I wonder what is the datum point of this mark?

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photoCloseup. The mark is somewhat difficult to see.
photoRed arrow points to the location of the mark.

A little dirt on the rock, and like magic it appears

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This one is really hard to see. Thank heavens for the description

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Found on vacation in Denver. We added a little water to make the carved letters stand out. Otherwise, the USBM is nearly invisible.

[This entry was edited by Benchmark Blasterz on Sunday, July 05, 2009 at 10:35:45 AM.]

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photoLoc of KK0360 W 1 Denver CO without water

In the area for a vacation.....(*v*)

Found this while on a walk to complete an Earthcache.

Found as described in good condition.

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Found while attending FEMA's MapMod Denver Summit.

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#3 today. Tricky.

I’m on a business trip in Denver, Colorado – so I take the chance to catch some caches and benchmarks in the evening. Found it after little confusion only by using the spoiler picture. My GPS shows me an offset of 100m. I don’t know why. This happened to me during all 4 benchmarks I’ve found today.
Nice place! Best regards
willimax from Germany
P.S. Pictures can be delivered later...

16:56 Found this without even knowing I found it. The letters cut in the granite pedestal can barely seen in the pic but they are there...

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photoThe letters in the granite pedestal.
photoThe pedestal.
N 39° 44.350 W 104° 59.055

Found as described 12:18. Logged with Trimble GeoXT.

Found it as described and in good condition on a very rainy day, went back a few days later and got better photos.

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photoW 1 - Denver, CO
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FOUND WITH CHARLIE.

FOUND THIS ONE WHILE WE WERE THERE TOO.
IT WAS HARD TO SEE WITHOUT AUGMENTATION,BUT HAVE FOUND MANY MORE IN WORSE SHAPE,BUT STILL LEGABLE.

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photoKK0360 US BM
THE CHURCH IN BACKGROUND ACROSS THE MARK.
photoKK0360 US BM
THE SOUTH AND EAST CORNER.

Close by work.

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photoCam the Ram TB
He helped find this one.

Oh my goodness, they demolished the capitol building. No, it's still there. Very nice!

Found this one while in town for a wedding. Very nice capitol building. I've been here before, but that was before i knew about benchmarks!
Clements Cacher

Found as described, secodn one. Mile marker off by 2 feet according to GPS

Stoped by while on way to some other geo caches.

found as described. Using garmin etrex vista loged at 5104ft(obviously off) N39*44.349 W104*59.049 +/- 37ft 6:19pm

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The previous cacher's recomendation to use sand was a great idea. I have to say though, that it was very easy to find, but very unique.

N 39° 44.360 W 104° 59.068

Got there fairly early in the morning and the low angle of the sun made this an easier find than for previous hunters. Used sand to augment the mark for the photo.

[last edit: 8/22/2003 2:02:26 PM PST]

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photoSand-augmented USBM inscription.
Spoiling SIXTHINGS' fun by posting pictures.
photoCO capitol east entrance in Denver.
Looking SW at the east steps. Mark is in the top of the pedestal at lower left-center.

hard to see. team effort photo with sixthings.

this is exactly as described, but still a tough find. you'll see what i mean when you get there. photos to follow. just one photo, as this was a fun find, and i don't want to spoil it for anyone in the future. hint: some sand from a nearby flower bed will help you get a close-up photo.

[last edit: 8/5/2003 8:34:42 AM PST]

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Documented History (by the NGS)

Unknown by USGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1939 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1939 AT DENVER. AT DENVER, DENVER COUNTY, AT THE EAST ENTRANCE TO THE STATE CAPITOL BUILDING, AND AT THE SOUTH END OF THE STEPS. THE TOP OF A GRANITE PEDESTAL IN WHICH ARE CUT THE LETTERS USBM. NOTE-- THIS MARK WAS PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AND DESIGNATED AS BM (USGS) = W 1

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 1992. * This is a POSTED BENCH MARK height. Code F indicates a distribution rate greater than 8.0 mm/km.
  • 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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