MON-165B - Cascade, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 49° 00.005 W 118° 13.428
11U E 410489 N 5428186
Quick Description: This is one of of three monuments - Mon-165 (steel), west of the railway, 165A, west side of the highway, and 165B, east side of the highway - all on the border.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 10/15/2014 12:39:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMMNJY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
Views: 1

Long Description:
This monument (concrete obelisk) is just east of Highway 395 at the Laurier border crossing and across the highway from its partner, MON 165-A.

GCM Number: 63636
Name : MON-165B
Established by : International Boundary Commission - Nrcan
Province : BC
Prov. Identifier : None
NTS Map No : 82E.009.2.2

DESCRIBED BY INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY COMMISSION 1932 (JGH)

THIS MONUMENT IS AN ORNAMENTAL CONCRETE OBELISK SET IN A PLAIN CONCRETE BASE. THE SURFACE OF THE OBELISK OR SHAFT IS FINISHED IN LIGHT - COLORED GRANULAR QUARTZ AGGREGATE, WASHED FREE OF CEMENT SO THAT THE COLOR AND TEXTURE OF THE COARSE GRANULAR AGGREGATE SHOWS CLEAN. THE SHAFT IS 6 FEET 6 INCHES IN LENGTH AND PROJECTS 5 TO 5-1/2 FEET ABOVE THE BASE. IT IS 14 INCHES SQUARE AT THE BASE AND TAPERS TO A CROSS - SECTION OF 8 INCHES SQUARE AT THE TOP, AND IS CAPPED BY A PYRAMID 4 INCHES IN HEIGHT. IT IS REINFORCED WITH FOUR 1/2 - INCH STEEL RODS EXTENDING THROUGHOUT ITS LENGTH. THE BASE OF THE MONUMENT IS 3 FEET 4 INCHES SQUARE. THE TOP SURFACE OF THE BASE SLOPES AWAY FROM THE SHAFT UNIFORMLY ON EACH SIDE 4 INCHES TO THE FOOT. THE BASE PROJECTS ABOUT 4 INCHES ABOVE THE SURROUNDING GROUND SURFACE AND EXTENDS DOWN TO A FIRM FOUNDATION NOT LESS THAN 3 FEET 6 INCHES BELOW THE GROUND SURFACE UNLESS SOLID ROCK FORMATION IS ENCOUNTERED AT A LESSER DEPTH. THE BASE IS CONSTRUCTED OF 1--2--4 CONCRETE.

MON 165B

Unique Designation: 165B

Marker Type: Concrete/Metal Post

Condition: Good

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