New Mexico-Colorado Principal Meridian
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BuckBrooke
N 34° 15.600 W 106° 53.250
13S E 326214 N 3792596
Quick Description: This is PID AI5439 INITIAL POINT, which is the disk replacing the pile of rocks that was used as the starting point for civil surveying of New Mexico and southern Colorado
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 3/15/2006 2:57:45 PM
Waymark Code: WM91A
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Black Dog Trackers
Views: 72

Long Description:
The station is a US Cadastral Survey - Bureau of Land Management disk, on top of a concrete monument at the top of Black Butte, 1.5 miles east of I-25, and near the town of San Acacia, New Mexico. There are four reference marks, located here:

34 15.597N
106 53.548W
stamped T15 R1E S6 RM 1956

34 15.601N
106 53.247W
stamped T1N R1E S31 RM 1956

34 15.604N
106 53.255W
stamped T1N R1W S36 RM 1956

34 15.596N
106 53.255W
stamped T1S R1W S1 RM 1956
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: IMPM INITIAL POINT R1WS36/R1ES31/S1/S6 1855 1956

Benchmark Agency: other (not included below)

Benchmark Agency (if other): Bureau of Land Management

Monumentation type: Cadastral survey disk

County: Socorro

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name: SAN ACACIA (1971)

Find type: Coordinates and/or to-reach information from an online local database were used

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): [Web Link]

NGS PID: AI5439

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special category (optional): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

Local database's URL (optional): Not listed

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