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OK, it is too much fun stumbling onto one like this! Again not scouted, but found a wide spot on US 95 south

of Needles wanting to get to Vidal Jct before dark. Fired up the laptop to see what was pinned on DeLorme

close by. Almost decided to not turn back the mile of heavy truck traffic for

 

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EU0274 until I saw that the name and year set

of this USGS mark were both 1933.

 

First thing that I noticed on site was that pipe has been encased in an eight inch by eight inch concrete post which

protrudes 10 inches (no DS documentation). Then I whacked a way-point and discovered that I had achieved one

of my very long term goals: rounded to the nearest second, the N MMSS equals the W MMSS! (3811.1 & 3810.8)

 

Anybody else with a found that close to the diagonal line? kayakbird

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Then I whacked a way-point and discovered that I had achieved one

of my very long term goals: rounded to the nearest second, the N MMSS equals the W MMSS! (3811.1 & 3810.8)

 

Anybody else with a found that close to the diagonal line? kayakbird

 

:blink: :blink: Jees, I'm going to have to go thru my finds now... just to tell. :)

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I've always been fascinated by meaningless numbers. Coordinates are artificial, and invented by mankind. And I loved the Degree Confluence cache that I found in New Hampshire, and hid one in New Jersey. At N 41 W 74. With lots of zeroes! Unfortunately, I had to archive it due to being a bit out of the way, and the hide decomposed. Oh, well.

I shall have to see if I found any benchmarks that fit your question.

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kayakbird,

 

Is that disk concave, or is the photo some type of optical illusion?

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OK, it is too much fun stumbling onto one like this! Again not scouted, but found a wide spot on US 95 south

of Needles wanting to get to Vidal Jct before dark. Fired up the laptop to see what was pinned on DeLorme

close by. Almost decided to not turn back the mile of heavy truck traffic for

 

5fbc19e4-cdb7-43c2-ae86-3c78213c1c9f.jpg

 

EU0274 until I saw that the name and year set

of this USGS mark were both 1933.

 

First thing that I noticed on site was that pipe has been encased in an eight inch by eight inch concrete post which

protrudes 10 inches (no DS documentation). Then I whacked a way-point and discovered that I had achieved one

of my very long term goals: rounded to the nearest second, the N MMSS equals the W MMSS! (3811.1 & 3810.8)

 

Anybody else with a found that close to the diagonal line? kayakbird

 

From the NGS datasheet

FS0809* NAD 83(1986)- 35 12 07. (N) 115 12 07. (W) SCALED

FS0809* NAVD 88 - 1326.37 (+/-2cm) 4351.6 (feet) VERTCON

 

And from the GC.com page

N 35° 12.100 W 115° 12.100 (NAD 83)

 

And the Actual coordinates from our GPSr

35° 12.1180' & 115° 12.1391'

 

FS0809 - Y 732 that we recovered in April 2010.

 

Kayakbird - Does this one qualify? :D

 

John

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From the NGS datasheet

FS0809* NAD 83(1986)- 35 12 07. (N) 115 12 07. (W) SCALED

FS0809* NAVD 88 - 1326.37 (+/-2cm) 4351.6 (feet) VERTCON

 

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Kayakbird - Does this one qualify? :D

 

John

 

John,

 

You have a winner - did you get the prize that I mailed you a week ago? And had you noticed the match prior to finding it?

 

Now, has anyone done the math to check for the pairs on the other diagonal? MEL

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From the NGS datasheet

FS0809* NAD 83(1986)- 35 12 07. (N) 115 12 07. (W) SCALED

FS0809* NAVD 88 - 1326.37 (+/-2cm) 4351.6 (feet) VERTCON

 

/

Kayakbird - Does this one qualify? :D

 

John

 

John,

 

You have a winner - did you get the prize that I mailed you a week ago? And had you noticed the match prior to finding it?

 

Now, has anyone done the math to check for the pairs on the other diagonal? MEL

 

We didn't know it was a match until we checked our finds.

 

I will need to check with the Post Office to see if they mis-placed the package.

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Well, after going through my numbers, I'm not surprised to see I don't have one.

However, I *was* surprised to see that I have quite a few on 0 mins - i.e. W104 0 x.xx. Quite a few. More than I would think is average for me. Since I don't plan this, I wonder if something is trying to tell me something. ???

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kayakbird,

 

Is that disk concave, or is the photo some type of optical illusion?

 

Sorry, TillaMurphs, didn't notice this last question night; but, Yes, it as been beat on a bit. Circumference should be within 0.11 +/-. HH2 IS MINUS 107.000 FT! MEL

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more frivolous numbers - break the below code for a useless prize:

 

E24977 >>>> W83126 = 1,536,591.61

 

kayakbird

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Double post of above - unk error - don't think that it was fat thumbs! MEL

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