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The Corp of Engineers placed a couple new markers near the Missouri River, using CMSM identification numbers. Is there a Groundpseak database for them?

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Hillbilly Girl,

 

Can't answer your question on the new marks, but you did log one of the oldest. If I may hi-jack this thread just a bit JC1008 86=25/1 Cap was probably set in 1887 as part of one of the first surveys to use very permanent markers which stretched from Three Forks, Montana to St Louis.

 

NON-PID MORC BM 1-1

 

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Across the Missouri River from BM 1-2 in the Fort Benton Courthouse yard. Okie'sKid and I renewed it (with landowner permission) on a very hot July day.

 

Have you researched any other MORC marks in your area? kayakbird

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The Corp of Engineers placed a couple new markers near the Missouri River, using CMSM identification numbers. Is there a Groundpseak database for them?

 

I have located several geodesic markers but these two differ from the standard. I wonder if they are, perhaps, associated only with the railroad or Corp of Engineers?

 

GeoMarker1

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I have located several geodesic markers but these two differ from the standard. I wonder if they are, perhaps, associated only with the railroad or Corp of Engineers?

 

 

Your first one is a point in the rectangular grid of the Public Land Survey System and was placed by licensed surveyor #3550. The second one looks to be a brand new (dated 2013) point set by the COE and may or may not make it into the NGS database at some point in the future; but for sure will never be part of the GEOCACHE game. MEL

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I have located several geodesic markers but these two differ from the standard. I wonder if they are, perhaps, associated only with the railroad or Corp of Engineers?

 

 

Your first one is a point in the rectangular grid of the Public Land Survey System and was placed by licensed surveyor #3550. The second one looks to be a brand new (dated 2013) point set by the COE and may or may not make it into the NGS database at some point in the future; but for sure will never be part of the GEOCACHE game. MEL

 

Thank you for your timely response. Markers are within a few meters of each other and the second was set in June, I believe, near a railroad spur feeding a soon-to-be-defunct power plant. Since I could not locate them in any database, I was unsure what part (if any) they would play in Geocaching. You've been extremely helpful .. thank you!

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The PID for station CMSM-01 is BBCZ31. It's published by NGS as part of the relatively new database they created that is often called OPUS-DB.

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