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Canada : Ontario

1.3 km (0.8 miles) E of Tarzwell, ON, Canada
Approx. altitude: 298 m (977 ft)
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Antipode: 48°S 100°E

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
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#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South #5: View West #6: All zeros! #7: A closeup view of the 'confluence drum' #8: A view towards the confluence point from the nearby road - less than 70 metres away #9: A cluster of pretty berries, seen near the confluence point

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  48°N 80°W (visit #2)  

#1: The confluence point is located in an area of Canadian Shield granite, with small trees growing on top.  A metal drum - left by a previous visitor - marks the point.

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

30-Jul-2014 -- After a brief vacation in Ottawa, I decided to take a detour on my return to Toronto: I drove north through Quebec's scenic "Réserve faunique La Vérendrye" to the town of Val d'Or, and then back into Ontario to the town of Kirkland Lake. Nearby was this easy confluence point, located less than 70 metres south of a gravel road (which is signposted as both "Pacaud 5 Concession" and "Manuel Road"). The area of the confluence point is filled with numerous moss-covered Canadian Shield granite outcroppings, with small trees growing amongst them. When I got to the point I was surprised to find a large steel drum, located almost exactly on the point. This seems unlikely to be a coincidence; presumably the drum was left there to mark the point. (I was unable to open the drum to look inside it, but by moving it back and forth, I could tell that it was empty.)

Because this confluence point is so easy to visit, I was a bit surprised to learn that mine was only the second recorded visit. The previous visit was in March 2001, when the area was covered with snow, so I was glad to record a visit during a very different season. (The visitors in 2001 did not mention the steel drum, so it must have been left by another (anonymous) visitor sometime between 2001 and now.)


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#1: The confluence point is located in an area of Canadian Shield granite, with small trees growing on top. A metal drum - left by a previous visitor - marks the point.
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: View West
#6: All zeros!
#7: A closeup view of the 'confluence drum'
#8: A view towards the confluence point from the nearby road - less than 70 metres away
#9: A cluster of pretty berries, seen near the confluence point
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