2002-10-26

GT1715 - T 1233

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 59.433
Long: 119° 42.783
Alt: 322.8
Designation: T 1233
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: massive structures
Stability: Probably hold position/elevation well.

FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 59.494
Long: 119° 42.793
Alt: NA

Found it at 18:10, 26 October 2002. Found it as described and in good condition. Original coordinates (NAD83) off by 300 feet when in WGS84 mode. WGS84 coordinates found by 5 minute occupation with 5 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite. Cap is within 3 feet of the eastbound lane of Northfork Road and the vehicles are traveling very quickly. Be careful when visiting.


Benchmark detail.


The benchmark and the GPSr.


The view westerly from the east side of the San Joaquin River. The mark is set in the walkway at the end of the bridge. The remains of the old bridge can be seen in the distance.

GT2045 - FRIANT INDUSTRIAL MINERALS STK

DESTROYED

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 59.161
Long: 119° 42.764
Alt: 0
Designation: FRIANT INDUSTRIAL MINERALS STK
Marker Type: stack
Setting: setting not listed - see description
Stability:

FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 59.179
Long: 119° 42.816
Alt: NA

This stack is long gone. Not much left of the pumice plant either. A few building foundations and nothing more. The Friant Industrial Minerals Plant has been moved to the community of Foothill, a few miles to the northwest, at the intersection on Northfork Road and Madera County Road 145.

The new WGS coordinates were taken from a location about 100'-150' westerly of the approximate stack location. About 275' westerly of the NAD 83 coordinates. 3 minute occupation; 8 satellites; 1 WAAS

Remains on the location of the industrial plant. The described stack, used as a triangulation station, is obviously gone.