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Details for Benchmark: SS1668

N 47° 52.097 W 110° 05.712 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 2986

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

Location:
In CHOUTEAU county, MT View Original Datasheet
Designation:
KIPPS
Marker Type:
triangulation station disk
Setting:
set into the top of a metal pipe driven into the ground
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Distinctive MORC cap, securing bolt and stand pipe seen. Did not dig for the underground stone.

[Photos:]
photoSS1668 ESE
photoSS1668 MORC KIPPS 1885

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1889 by MORC (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY MISSOURI RIVER COMMISSION 1889 STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 5 MI. N. AND 27 MI. E. OF FORT BENTON, MONTANA, IN SEC. , R 13 E, T 19 N, ABOUT 1.25 MI. W. OF MISSOURI RIVER ON SPUR SLOPING E. TO RIVER. TO REACH STATION FROM FORT BENTON POST OFFICE, GO ACROSS THE BRIDGE OVER THE MISSOURI RIVER AND CONTINUE E. FOR 7.9 MI. TO RD. FORK, KEEP LEFT AND E. FOR 13.9 MI. TO T-RD., TURN LEFT AND GO N. FOR 3.6 MI. TO T-RD., TURN RIGHT AND GO E. FOR 1.4 MI. TO CROSSROAD, TURN RIGHT AND GO S. FOR 1.0 MI. TO Y-JUNCTION, TURN LEFT AND GO E. FOR 1.7 MI. TO WHERE RD. CROSSES COULEE, STAY ON W. SIDE OF COULEE AND FOLLOW ALONG N. END OF FIELD FOR 0.1 MI., THEN GO SE. ACROSS COUNTRY FOR 0.2 MI. TO STATION. STATION MARK--IRON PIPE WITH MORC IRON CAP BOLTED TO TOP.

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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