897010 - Fruitvale, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 49° 08.150 W 117° 30.921
11U E 462408 N 5442683
Quick Description: This is a horizontal control disc along Highway 3B northeast of Fruitvale.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 8/30/2013 1:01:19 AM
Waymark Code: WMHZ36
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member The_Draglings
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Long Description:
Just 2.5 km. northeast of Fruitvale, a half klik or so past the artesian well west of the road, on the east side of the road. NAD83 coordinates make life a lot easier for us benchmark hunters, don't they? Park and grab. This one even has its blue witness sign still in place. On the other hand, I do like the sleuthing sometimes necessary in order to get close to one of these. There's satisfaction to be had in finding a really tough one.

NRCAN:
Name : 897010
Established by : Geodetic Survey Division - Nrcan
Province : BC
Prov. Identifier : None
NTS Map No : 082F04

STATION COORDINATES
Horizontal Datum : NAD83CSRS
Method : Global Positioning System
Latitude : N49 08' 08.7444 +/- 0.016 m Std Dev. (68% confidence level)
Longitude : W117 30' 55.2673 +/- 0.017 m Std Dev. (68% confidence level)
Ellipsoid Height : 609.13 m +/- 0.045 m Std Dev. (68% confidence level)
Geoid Separation (HTv2.0) : -15.113 m
Agency : Geodetic Survey Division - Nrcan

STATION MARKER INFORMATION AND LOCATION
Marker Type : Brass/Bronze Tablet Or Cap
Inspected in : 1989
Status : Good
Inspection Comments : None

Accessible by passenger car or light truck and a walk of less than 50 m

FRUITVALE
LOC ON THE E SIDE OF SALMO-TRAIL HWY; 15.2 M E OF C/L; 4.8 M E OF TELEPHONE LINE; NEAR E LIMIT OF HWY RIGHT-OF-WAY. ON OPPOSITE SIDE OF RD FROM BM 60C060. STA IS ON S EDGE OF FARMERS ACCESS TRACK TO FIELD, 3.6 KM N OF FRUITVALE POST OFFICE. MKD BY A BR TAB SET ON A GROUND ROD. A BLUE WITNESS SIGN WAS SET 63 CM FROM THE STA.
Marker Type : Brass/Bronze Tablet Or Cap
Unique Designation: 897010

Marker Type: Horizontal Control Disk

Condition: Slightly Damaged

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