University of California 85-48
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen
N 37° 52.296 W 122° 15.595
10S E 565090 N 4191827
Quick Description: U.C. Berkeley benchmark just down from the Campenile--at the intersection of University Drive with Sather Drive.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/25/2008 2:31:33 PM
Waymark Code: WM3WAP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Shorelander
Views: 3

Long Description:
David J. Russell (L.S 3174) appears to have been one of UC Berkeley's surveyors, as I keep finding these BMs on campus. It's located just down the hill from the Campenile, right in the middle of the roadway. The marks are very worn, but I found another nearby numbered 85-40. This may mean that it's the 48th one surveyed in 1985--so perhaps there are at least another 46 to find!
Note to Geocachers: I did a bit of research on this and discovered in the Groundspeak forums that it was originally found by the legendary Motorgrrl back in 2005. Tragically, she is no longer with us. Long live her memory!
Condition: Mark found in poor condition

Designation: 85-48

Benchmark Agency: other (not included below)

Benchmark Agency (if other): University of California

Monumentation type: Survey Mark

County: Alameda

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name: Richmond

Special category (optional): Not listed

Find type: Found by luck/skill/knowledge

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

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NGS PID: Not listed

Local database's URL (optional): Not listed

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