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NZ0030 - USGS 'K' Pipe Cap - Klamath County, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 42° 26.023 W 122° 09.572
10T E 569131 N 4698275
Quick Description: This NGS pipe cap is located east of Forest Road 3651 and just north of Hwy 140 in Klamath County, OR.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 10/3/2012 4:36:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMFDTH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 3

Long Description:
I located this benchmark based off a topography map's listing as BM K 4203. The benchmark was located yards away from where the topo map says it should be. Thankfully, the concrete post stands out like a sore thumb in the woods and I came across it after walking around for a bit.

The pipe cap is in excellent shape and is encased in a concrete post that that sits about 18 inches up from the ground.

NGS datasheet info:

01/01/1908 by USGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1908 6.8 MI SW FROM ROCKY POINT. 6.8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ROCKY POINT, KLAMATH COUNTY, 4.6 MILES NORTHEAST ALONG THE OLD PELICAN BAY ROAD FROM ITS SOUTHERN JUNCTION WITH THE PRESENT DEAD INDIAN ROAD NEAR THE LAKE OF THE WOODS, 0.1 MILE SOUTHWEST OF THE NORTHERN JUNCTION OF THE SAME ROADS, 12 FEET NORTHWEST OF A WHITE FIR TREE WITH A WHITE-PAINTED BAND, AND 10 FEET EAST OF THE ROAD. A UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY STANDARD CAP, STAMPED 4202.234 BB J K 1908 AND RIVETED ON THE TOP OF A 3-1/2-INCH IRON PIPE SET IN CONCRETE AND PROJECTING 18 INCHES ABOVE GROUND.

01/01/1934 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1934 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: K

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Geological Survey

Monumentation type: Pipe Cap

County: Klamath County

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Lake of the Woods No (1985)

Find type: Searched @ "BM" on a topographic map

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

NGS PID: NZ0030

Local database's URL (optional): [Web Link]

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special category (optional): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

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