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GD1837-RM1 - Malden, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes
N 36° 36.035 W 089° 59.416
16S E 232517 N 4054729
Quick Description: This Reference Mark disk is located Malden Regional Airport, outside the restricted area fence.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 3/20/2010 8:37:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM8E3V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 1

Long Description:

The January 1, 1970 NGS description states:

RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1970 (LFS) THE STATION MARK, REFERENCE MARK 2 AND THE AZIMUTH MARK WERE FOUND IN GOOD CONDITION. REFERENCE MARK 1 WAS FOUND SET IN A NEWLY POURED SIDEWALK AND DOES NOT OCCUPY ITS FORMER POSITION. THE STAMPING OF THE MARK WAS NOT ALTERED. THE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION TO REFERENCE MARK 2 CHECKED. A NEW DESCRIPTION FOLLOWS. STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 5 MILES SOUTH OF BERNIE, AT THE WEST EDGE OF THE MALDEN INDUSTRIAL PARK, IN A SMALL GRASSY AREA JUST WEST OF THE OLD CONTROL TOWER OF THE MALDEN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT, 30 FEET SOUTHWEST OF THE NORTHWEST LEG OF THE CONTROL TOWER, 30 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE SOUTHWEST LEG OF THE TOWER, 44 FEET EAST OF THE EAST EDGE OF PAVED TAXI STRIP, 26.5 FEET SOUTH OF THE SOUTH EDGE OF AN EAST-WEST SIDEWALK, 26 FEET NORTH OF THE NORTH EDGE OF PAVED PARKING LOT, 29 FEET WEST OF THE WEST WALL OF A CONCRETE BLOCK BUILDING UNDER THE CONTROL TOWER, MONUMENT IS 6 INCHES UNDERGROUND AND THE DISK IS STAMPED MALD 1954. TO REACH THE AZIMUTH MARK FROM THE STATION, GO WEST ON TAXI STRIP FOR 0.15 MILE TO THE NORTH-SOUTH RUNWAY. TURN RIGHT AND GO NORTH ON THE RUNWAY FOR 0.5 MILE TO THE END OF THE RUNWAY AND THE MARK IN THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE PAVEMENT. REFERENCE MARK 1 IS A STANDARD DISK STAMPED MALD NO 1 1954 SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE CONCRETE EAST-WEST SIDEWALK, 76 FEET WEST OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF BUILDING BOOTHILL PLANNING COMMISSION, 47 FEET EAST OF THE EAST EDGE OF THE TAXI STRIP, 30 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE NORTHWEST LEG OF THE TOWER, 29 FEET SOUTHWEST OF AN 8 INCH SCOTCH PINE TREE, 4 INCHES NORTH OF THE SOUTH EDGE OF THE SIDEWALK. REFERENCE MARK 2 IS A STANDARD DISK STAMPED MALD NO 2 1954, SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE TAXI STRIP, 77 FEET SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHWEST LEG OF THE TOWER, 63 FEET SOUTH OF THE SOUTH EDGE AND WEST END OF THE SIDEWALK, AND 1 FOOT WEST OF THE WEST EDGE OF A DRAINAGE DUCT. THE AZIMUTH MARK IS A STANDARD DISK STAMPED MALD 1954, SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE EXTREME NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE RUNWAY. HEIGHT OF LIGHT ABOVE STATION MARK - 5 FEET. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN - ABOUT 3 MILES NORTH OF MALDEN.


Today, the conditions have changed, ever so slightly. The sidewalk that was freshly poured, is now 40 years old. Malden Regional Airport no longer has a control tower, the building in the picture is on the footings of the old tower.

The marker sits slightly above the sidewalk and appears to ran over several times. The marker has been scared and damaged so that you can not read the original designation.

Condition: Mark found in poor condition

Designation: - blank -

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

Monumentation type: REFERENCE MARK Disk

County: Dunklin County

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Dyersburg

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: GD1837

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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