Jump to content

how to locate buried markers


Recommended Posts

Im trying to locate survey markers on a piece of vacant property in southern california rural land.

The lots have been surveyed and marked,between the 60's and 90's i am told.


Q-1 ive used a metal detector(typical relic detector) without luck.

Are there any technical devices that can locate the steel -rod corner markers ?

Q-2 How do surveyors locate them when buried?...

Q-3 Since land mark notations in the surveyors records may be missing,I would think at some point they have embedded some kind of device to alert an electronic handheld device-receiver, when they are within a certain distance of a marker.


Q-4 i suppose that would be something that only surveyors have and or the cost of one is so high that its cheaper to have it surveyed by a licensed surveyor?

Link to comment

I believe you have posted a nearly identical message on SurveyorConnect. The responses there are cogent and helpful. The marks you are looking for are beyond the scope of what most of us do here.




Link to comment

In the context of a 'Benchmark' (which is probably a metal disc in a concrete monument) I have had good success with a metal detector and/or a simple probe rod.

Looking for something else would be a whole 'nother animal.


If you can't find it with a metal detector:


1. You are using it (the metal detector) wrong.

2. You are looking in the wrong area.

3. It isn't there any more.

Link to comment

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...