USGS - Coco
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frex3wv
N 38° 24.115 W 081° 25.100
17S E 463472 N 4250492
Quick Description: Looked for and found this one in my ongoing effort to figure out USGS Benchmark hunting system.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 9/13/2007 7:42:16 PM
Waymark Code: WM26TE
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Black Dog Trackers
Views: 40

Long Description:
After finding the Big Bottom/Tad benchmark discussed in the groundspeak forums - I went to find another tonight: Coco. My wife came along on her first benchmark hunt and while I was looking around at the site I heard her say "here it is" and my heart started racing. Sure enough she was right. It was damaged, however 1/2 the disk was still firmly in place in the stone that has not budged in 51 years (elevation based on GPS 674ft). Then, I looked over - and I saw this very very tall, twin sycamore tree - and it was HUGE. This is where the entry prior to Coco on the USGS sheet indicated a reference mark was placed, along with paint. After a reasonable search without a metal detector - I gave up on finding the mark. There is definately no paint visible - nor was the mark. No matter - as the excitement of finding what was probably not that big a tree all those years ago was unbelievable. I was thrilled to find the benchmark - and my wife more enjoyed the area - and her thoughts of the train going by, what it must have looked like in the area all those years ago etc.
Condition: Mark found in poor condition

Designation: -blank-

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Geological Survey

Monumentation type: BENCH MARK (or B.M.) Disk

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Clendenin

Special category (optional): Not listed

Find type: Location information obtained from the USGS was used

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

County: Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): Not listed

NGS PID: Not listed

Local database's URL (optional): Not listed

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