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Govan RM No 2 - Almira, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 47° 44.078 W 118° 51.355
11T E 360850 N 5288473
Quick Description: Along Highway between the towns of Almira and Wilbur, this is a reference mark for Govan, and later Govan 2.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 6/21/2018 4:49:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMYJTF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 1

Long Description:
In the fence line south of the highway, just over 4 miles northeast of Amira, GOVAN 2 is very close to an old power pole which has been cut off at about 4 feet and is accompanied by an orange witness post. While the original was stamped "GOVAN 1950", the replacement disk is stamped "GOVAN 2 1950". There is no longer a "GOVAN 1950" to be found in the vicinity as GOVAN was destroyed when the highway was widened about 1990.

Reference Mark No 2 was found about 15 feet southwest of GOVAN 2. In the stated location for Reference Mark No 1, there was no marker, only a badger hole. The Azimuth Disk was not searched for.

STATION DESCRIPTION
DESIGNATION -  GOVAN
PID         -  SW1384
STATE/COUNTY-  WA/LINCOLN
COUNTRY     -  US
USGS QUAD   -  GOVAN (1969)

PID    Reference Object             Distance
                                                    
AH6860 GOVAN RM 1                   7.455 METERS
SW1383 GOVAN GRAIN ELEVATOR APPROX. 2.7 KM
AH6861 GOVAN RM 2                   9.335 METERS
SW1389 ALMIRA TANK          APPROX. 7.1 KM
AH6862 GOVAN AZ MK
SW1388 ALMIRA FARMERS ELEV  APPROX. 6.9 KM
 
MARKER: DS = TRIANGULATION STATION DISK
SETTING: 7 = SET IN TOP OF CONCRETE MONUMENT
STAMPING: GOVAN 1950
MARK LOGO: CGS

DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1959
STATION IS LOCATED, AIRLINE, ABOUT 4 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF ALMIRA, 1-1/2 MILES WEST OF GOVAN, ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF U.S. HIGHWAY 2 AND ON THE HIGHEST PART OF A CUT BANK.

STATION MARK, STAMPED GOVAN 1950, IS A STANDARD BRONZE DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A 10 INCH SQUARE CONCRETE POST THAT PROJECTS 3 INCHES ABOVE THE GROUND. IT IS 5.5 FEET SOUTH OF THE EDGE OF HIGHWAY CUT, 55 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE HIGHWAY, 5.7 FEET NORTH OF THE FENCE LINE AND 13.5 FEET WEST OF A POWER POLE.

REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 1, STAMPED GOVAN NO 1 1950, IS A STANDARD BRONZE DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A 10 INCH SQUARE CONCRETE POST THAT PROJECTS 3 INCHES ABOVE THE GROUND AND IS AT THE SAME ELEVATION AS THE STATION. IT IS 12 INCHES NORTH OF THE FENCE LINE AND 12 FEET SOUTHEAST OF A POWER POLE.

REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 2, STAMPED GOVAN NO 2 1950, IS A STANDARD BRONZE DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A 10 INCH SQUARE CONCRETE POST THAT PROJECTS 3 INCHES ABOVE THE GROUND AND IS AT THE SAME ELEVATION AS THE STATION. IT IS 12 INCHES NORTH OF THE FENCE LINE.

RECOVERY NOTE BY WA DEPT OF TRANSP 1990 (LW) RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED. THE STATION WILL BE DESTROYED BY ROAD CONSTRUCTION. A NEW STATION GOVAN 2, WAS ESTABLISHED IN THE VICINITY
From the NGS Datasheet


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Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: Govan NO 2 1950

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

Monumentation type: REFERENCE MARK Disk

County: Lincoln

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Govan

Find type: Coordinates and/or to-reach information from the NGS database (or Geocaching's copy of it) were used

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

NGS PID: SW1384

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

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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