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Description:
Azimuth marks associated with geocaching.com's benchmarks need a place to be waymarked and logged. These marks are associated with Survey Disks, Triangulation Station Disks, and Horizontal Control Disks and are a great challenge to find. Azimuth marks typically are not associated with, "Benchmark Disks, Vertical Control Disks, or Metal Rods." These types of marks if not already listed on geocaching.com can be logged under the "Recovered US Benchmarks" category.
Expanded Description:
For the sake of a lot of reading and for those who want to get a running start, here is the information you need to know about submitting a way mark to this category:

1. Find an azimuth mark NOT listed individually on geocaching.com.
2. Mark the azimuth marks coordinates with your gps.
3. Take a clear photo of the azimuth mark for the home page.
4. You must include in the title of the azimuth mark the designation or the name stamped on the azimuth mark, plus the state or country where located. (Example: "D-34A-Missouri")
5. In the "Long Description" text box, include a copy and paste of the most current "Documented History" notes listed on the marks web page. Special note: This REQUIREMENT will be waved if we can reasonably determine there are no current History notes. We do not want to exclude the, "Stumbled Upon" azimuth mark that is in no way mentioned on geocaching.com.

Azimuth marks associated with any NGS (National Geodetic Survey) benchmark may be placed in this catagory, as long as the azimuth mark is not listed on geocaching.com. Occasionally an azimuth slips in and is listed; we will not accept these solely for the sake of redundancy. Let's talk about that for a moment.

While there are some azimuth marks that CAN be logged on Geocaching.com, most are not listed individually. The reason for this is because azimuth marks do not have their own PID (identification) number. Azimuth marks must have the same identification number as the benchmark they are associated with. Normally the only difference in the stamp (or PID) on an azimuth mark is an "A" after the PID number, or the word "AZIMUTH" somewhere on the disk.

To be clear, an identification number (or PID number and therefore listing on geocaching.com) is assigned to a benchmark. Then an azimuth mark is placed a little ways away (usually around a half mile) from the benchmark with the same identification number as the benchmark, except it will have an "A" behind the identification number or the word "AZIMUTH" somewhere on the disk.

Right about now you may be wondering what an azimuth marker is. Here is a copy and paste from the geocaching website:

Reference (azimuth) marks are for helping to keep the location of triangulation stations (NGS Benchmarks) from being lost. The triangulation station's description has accurate azimuth and horizontal (not slope) distance to each of its reference marks so that it can be re-set from them if necessary. An azimuth mark, together with its associated triangulation station, provides an accurate azimuth (like a compass direction) that is based on true North rather than magnetic North. This azimuth is used to orient local traverse surveys.

Now back to the subject, NO actual NGS benchmark will be allowed in this category. It is a bit of a misnomer to say, "Benchmark." As I have alluded to in the opening paragraph, what I am literally talking about is, "Survey Disks, Triangulation Station Disks, and Horizontal Control Disks" that typically have azimuth marks. The marks on geocaching.com refered to as, "Benchmark Disks, Vertical Control Disks, or Metal Rod" (among others) do not to my knowledge have azimuth marks associated with them.

So here is what you do, simply find the information for a regular NGS benchmark located on Geocaching.com. As I said before, these will be referred to as, "Survey Disk", "Triangulation Station Disk", or "Horizontal Control Disk." On the marks page you will find instructions for locating the azimuth mark to that benchmark, usually called, "Documented History." Using these notes which are detailed directions to both the benchmark (sometimes called station) and the azimuth mark you will be able to find and record the coordinates to the azimuth mark. Here is an example of the page describing the directions to a benchmark and azimuth mark found on Geocaching.com:

Benchmark/Azimuth Mark Page

It looks a bit complicated at first, but give it a few tries and before you know it your eyes will be filtering out the nonsense and going straight to things you'll need. Really these are just pinpoint accurate locations on planet Earth. Most of the time I dump the coordinates and just use the documented history notes; they are far more accurate.

With this catagory you will be allowing people to finally have a place to log an azimuth mark. Just think you'll be able to log your benchmark on Geocaching.com and then log your azimuth mark on waymarking.com!

Special note for international azimuth marks: Azimuth marks globally will be accepted as long as they can be shown to be a real azimuth for a real survey station.

Instructions for Posting a Azimuth Benchmarks Waymark:
Requirements for entry are:

1. Entries must be actual "Azimuth marks" and not the NGS benchmarks they are associated with. Due to redundancy, no azimuth mark listed on geocaching.com with it's own PID or identification number (there are a few) will be allowed. Here is an example of an azimuth listed on geocaching.com:
Azimuth Mark
2. A clear photo of the azimuth mark for the home page will be required. This will serve as evidence for the reviewer as being an azimuth mark.
3. The title of your azimuth must be the designation or the name stamped on the azimuth mark, plus the state or country where located. (Example: "D-34A-Missouri")
4. In the "Long Description" text box, include a copy and paste of the most current "Documented History" notes listed on the marks web page.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
There will be no specific requirements for posting a log other than you must have visited and viewed the azimuth mark. Photos will be optional but preferrable as evidence.
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NENE44.7 km

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Azimuth BenchmarksSUMMIT AZ (JW1229) - Somerset County, PA

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Azimuth Mark for Traverse Station SUMMIT (JW1229) along Garrett Shortcut RD in Somerset County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/1/2015

last visited: never

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NWNW83.8 km

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Azimuth BenchmarksCX5340(SHANNON AZ MK) - Bethel Park PA

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This is the azimuth mark for USC&GS triangulation station SHANNON, in Bethel Park, Allegheny County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 3/18/2018

last visited: never

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WW87.2 km

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Azimuth BenchmarksCX4618(GRASS AZ MK) - Springhill Twp Greene County PA

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This is the azimuth mark for USC&GS triangulation station GRASS. The station is in West Virginia, and the azimuth mark is in Springhill Township, Greene County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/25/2017

last visited: never

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WW95 km

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Azimuth BenchmarksFORK RIDGE AZ MK - Marshall County WV

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This is the azimuth mark for USC&GS triangulation station FORK RIDGE, in Marshall County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: West Virginia

date approved: 4/30/2017

last visited: never

Image for CW9751(WILSON KNOB AZ MK) - Marshall County WVview gallery

WW97.2 km

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Azimuth BenchmarksCW9751(WILSON KNOB AZ MK) - Marshall County WV

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This is the azimuth mark for USC&GS triangulation station WILSON KNOB, in Marshall County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: West Virginia

date approved: 11/26/2016

last visited: never

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NN98.7 km

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Azimuth BenchmarksSPRING AZ MK - Pennsylvania

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This is the azimuth mark for triangulation station SPRING, in Kiskiminetas Township, Armstrong County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/14/2011

last visited: never

Image for CX3186(BANDI AZ MK) - Frazer Twp Allegheny County PAview gallery

NN98.7 km

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Azimuth BenchmarksCX3186(BANDI AZ MK) - Frazer Twp Allegheny County PA

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This is the azimuth mark for Allegheny County survey disk 9349=BANDI, in Frazer Township, Allegheny County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/17/2018

last visited: never

Image for CX4750(VALVE AZ MK) - Marshall County WVview gallery

WW98.8 km

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Azimuth BenchmarksCX4750(VALVE AZ MK) - Marshall County WV

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This is the azimuth mark for USC&GS triangulation station VALVE, in Marshall County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: West Virginia

date approved: 11/19/2017

last visited: never

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WW99.3 km

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Azimuth BenchmarksORRS AZ MK - Ohio County WV

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This is the azimuth mark for triangulation station ORRS, in Ohio County, West Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: West Virginia

date approved: 12/4/2013

last visited: never

Image for CX5459(TARENTUM AZ MK) - Brackenridge PAview gallery

NN101.4 km

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Azimuth BenchmarksCX5459(TARENTUM AZ MK) - Brackenridge PA

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This is the azimuth mark for USC&GS triangulation station TARENTUM, in Brackenridge Borough, Allegheny County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/17/2018

last visited: never

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NWNW104.8 km

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Azimuth BenchmarksSCHULTZ AZ MK - Ohio County WV

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This is the azimuth mark for triangulation station SCHULTZ, in Ohio County, West Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: West Virginia

date approved: 12/4/2013

last visited: never

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NN107 km

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Azimuth BenchmarksSTEPHENS AZ MK - Pennsylvania

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This is the azimuth mark for triangulation station STEPHENS, in West Deer Township, Allegheny County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/26/2011

last visited: never

Image for CX4258(MROZ AZ MK) - Marshall County WVview gallery

WW111.7 km

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Azimuth BenchmarksCX4258(MROZ AZ MK) - Marshall County WV

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This is the azimuth mark for USC&GS triangulation station MROZ, in Marshall County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: West Virginia

date approved: 5/27/2017

last visited: never

Image for CX3324(BURCH AZ MK) - Marshall County WVview gallery

WW113.6 km

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Azimuth BenchmarksCX3324(BURCH AZ MK) - Marshall County WV

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This is the azimuth mark for USC&GS triangulation station BURCH, in Marshall County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: West Virginia

date approved: 10/1/2017

last visited: never

Image for CX5217(POWHATAN AZ MK) - Powhatan Point OHview gallery

WW113.8 km

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Azimuth BenchmarksCX5217(POWHATAN AZ MK) - Powhatan Point OH

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This is the azimuth mark for USC&GS triangulation station POWHATAN, in Powhatan Point, Belmont County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Ohio

date approved: 10/23/2016

last visited: never

Image for CX3108(ABSALOM AZ MK) - Pease Twp Belmont County OHview gallery

WW115.6 km

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Azimuth BenchmarksCX3108(ABSALOM AZ MK) - Pease Twp Belmont County OH

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This is the azimuth mark for USC&GS triangulation station ABSALOM, in Pease Township, Belmont County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Ohio

date approved: 7/13/2016

last visited: never

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NN116.2 km

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Azimuth BenchmarksBLANKET AZ MK - Pennsylvania

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This is the azimuth mark for triangulation station BLANKET, in Kittanning Township, Armstrong County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/14/2011

last visited: never

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SESE120.4 km

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Azimuth BenchmarksFetzer

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Azimuth mark for station Fitzer in Shenandoah County VA.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member slippeddisk

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/10/2007

last visited: 11/1/2008

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SESE130.2 km

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Azimuth BenchmarksHandley

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Azimuth mark for station Handley in Winchester, VA. It is now on the front lawn of a bank on US 522.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member slippeddisk

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/10/2007

last visited: 9/12/2007

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NN139.9 km

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Azimuth BenchmarksPROSPECT AZ MK - Pennsylvania

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This is the azimuth mark for traverse station PROSPECT, in Prospect Boro, Butler County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/15/2010

last visited: never

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NWNW146.6 km

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Azimuth BenchmarksPAN AZ MK - Ohio

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This is the azimuth mark for station PAN, in Middleton Township, Columbiana County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Ohio

date approved: 8/11/2008

last visited: never

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NWNW149.2 km

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Azimuth BenchmarksPRINCETON AZ MK - Pennsylvania

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This is the azimuth mark for station PRINCETON, in Slippery Rock Township, Lawrence County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/27/2007

last visited: never

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NN150.6 km

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Azimuth BenchmarksMYERS AZ MK - Pennsylvania

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This is the azimuth mark for triangulation station MYERS, in Toby Township, Clarion County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/29/2012

last visited: never

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NN153.4 km

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Azimuth BenchmarksYOUNG AZ MK - Pennsylvania

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This is the azimuth mark for triangulation station YOUNG, in Porter Township, Clarion County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/29/2012

last visited: never

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NWNW153.5 km

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Azimuth BenchmarksCOPPER AZ MK - Pennsylvania

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This is the azimuth mark for station COPPER, in Slippery Rock Township, Lawrence County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/29/2007

last visited: never

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