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I’m not an expert either, but I believe the mark you located is used to help determine water flow (or height?) , so would more than likely not be on the NGS site.  I bet if you posted this on the Benchmark forum, some of the more knowledgeable folks could help you out better than I can.  
 

That’s a pretty neat find.  I just tried to look for 2 NGS marks near some bridges and both I believe were destroyed when they replaced the bridges.  Pictures from past finders show a different looking bridge that what is there currently (assuming I was at the correct area).  
 

maybe you can Waymark it?  

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The short answer is yes. They'll accept pretty much any type of "benchmark" style marker stamped with the USGS name.

I've not run across a Gaging Station disc, but they're included in the variables for U.S. Benchmarks:

Benchmark Agency = US Geological Survey

Monumentation type = Gaging Station

 

Keith

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49 minutes ago, ScroogieII said:

The short answer is yes. They'll accept pretty much any type of "benchmark" style marker stamped with the USGS name.

I've not run across a Gaging Station disc, but they're included in the variables for U.S. Benchmarks:

Benchmark Agency = US Geological Survey

Monumentation type = Gaging Station

 

Keith

Cool. I found this "in the wild", as in not from any published data. I was looking at an old bridge, for Orphaned Bridges category, and saw this on it. I have tried (not really hard) a couple times to find benchmark medallions, and haven't so far. But I have a data sheet for one that is supposed to be near one of my recent waymarks that is close to home.

 

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Looking for BMs?

Start HERE. There's a bit of a learning curve associated, but it will get you where you want to go.

 

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You'll likely be surprised at how many BMs are underfoot right in your neighbourhood!

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AlRight! I have my first posted US Benchmark waymark. Now, I'm doing research to be the first one in Oklahoma to post an Azimuth Benchmark. It looks like those are a bit harder to find. I'm also working on finding a real NGS Benchmark disk and a rod. Learning new stuff, collecting new icons.

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27 minutes ago, ScroogieII said:

Cool!!! Keep on keeping on, Lee!!

BTW, have you figgered out how to use the map?

I had been using the map for a couple years, trying to figure out if there were disks I could try to find (I wanted a disk for my first find, the rods just aren't very photogenic). But thanks for the hint, in case I hadn't known.

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1 hour ago, vulture1957 said:

I had been using the map for a couple years, trying to figure out if there were disks I could try to find (I wanted a disk for my first find, the rods just aren't very photogenic). But thanks for the hint, in case I hadn't known.

I picked out an easy find for my first disk station.  It was in a small shopping center and the  Rite-aid had gone out of business, so there was no one around.  It was above ground and easy  to spot.  I have become sort of obsessed with finding them now.  Lol.    Good luck. 

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1 hour ago, outdoorsoccer said:

 I have become sort of obsessed with finding them now.  Lol.    Good luck. 

 

I, too, was obsessed with BMs. They are what got us started with Waymarking. I did BMs for awhile before I realized that we had pix from previous trips that were just begging to be Waymarked - specifically, Grain Elevators. For the first 100 or more WMs, about all we did were BMs and Grain Elevators.

Good luck to you both.

EDIT: I couldn't remember for sure which one was my first, so I had to look. It wasn't anywhere near the first one posted, but I'm pretty sure that the first one I found was 9T, one of a group of three on a railway bridge north of the Trail Smelter. We weren't Waymarking yet, so I have no idea why we were there - mebbe looking for a cache.

Keith

 

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