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LX2316: G 73 1985 (NGS, Redding, CT)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NH2beers
N 41° 17.941 W 073° 20.701
18T E 638558 N 4573272
Quick Description: A NGS standard disk, located in Redding CT. The NGS PID# is LX2316.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 5/5/2014 5:55:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMKNB5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
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Long Description:
This station is a standard NGS vertical control mark, located in Redding, CT. It is set horizontally in a rock outcrop, near the west edge of Black Rock Turnpike (CT Rt. 58).

The NGS description is as follows:

DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1985
1.8 KM (1.1 MI) SOUTH FROM REDDING RIDGE.
1.8 KM (1.1 MI) SOUTH ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 58 FROM THE JUNCTION OF
CROSS HIGHWAY IN REDDING RIDGE TO THE MARK ON THE RIGHT, 6.0 METERS
(20.0 FT) SOUTHWEST OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE HIGHWAY, 20.4 METERS
(67.5 FT) SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER OF A DRIVEWAY, 2.1 METERS (7.0 FT)
NORTHEAST OF A ROCK WALL.
THE MARK IS 0.61 M ABOVE HIGHWAY.

Additionally, power pole #1940 is 15-ft south from the mark.

Parking a vehicle is possible just north of the station. The rock outcrop and mark are plainly visible from the roadway.

This station is also loggable on the Geocaching site. When visiting this mark, consider logging on both sites. Thank you.
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: G 73 1985

Benchmark Agency: National Geodetic Survey

Monumentation type: Vertical Control Mark

County: Fairfield

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Botsford

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: LX2316

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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  1. A closeup photo of the mark taken by you is required.
  2. A 'distant' photo including the mark in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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