413 U.S.E.D. - Shenandoah Caverns, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
N 38° 42.950 W 078° 40.120
17S E 702691 N 4287822
Quick Description: A bronze disk placed on a rock formation inside Shenandoah Caverns.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 9/3/2011 10:52:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMCFZ8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
Views: 5

Long Description:
According to the tourgide, this disk was placed to mark the deepest point in the cavern along the tour route. The rockformation is known as 'the Ram' and is along the right of the tour route, although the tour doubles back in this area & you will pass the formation again.


Setting Agency may have been U.S. Engineer Dept. & the '413' stamping may not be the elevation above sea level as the terrain at the entrance to the cave is over 900 feet and the caves go down approximately 250 feet (if memory serves correctly).

Coordinates are estimated as GPS readings are impossible.
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: 413

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Engineer Department

Monumentation type: Disk (unspecified type)

County: Shenandoah

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): New Market - VA

Find type: Found by luck/skill/knowledge

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special category (optional): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): Not listed

NGS PID: Not listed

Local database's URL (optional): Not listed

Visit Instructions:
  1. A closeup photo of the mark taken by you is required.
  2. A 'distant' photo including the mark in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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