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Libya : al-Wāhāt

123.9 km (76.9 miles) SSW of Rāšida, al-Wāhāt, Libya
Approx. altitude: 153 m (501 ft)
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Antipode: 28°S 159°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
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#2: East view #3: South view #4: West view #5: Garmin III + Aluminium Tag #6: Mustafa, Charlie, and Mohamed

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  28°N 21°E (visit #2)  

#1: North view

(visited by Nageco Survey 201, Muhammad Zubayr, Mustafa Saad and Charlie Micallef)

15-Dec-2005 -- NAGECO Crew 201 was requested to scout three seismic prospects to the West of the crew's current location. We decided to take this opportunity to visit more confluence points which happened to be close to the route taken to conduct the scouting.

The confluence point at 28N 21E is located 140 kilometers SW from the current crew's base camp. The DCP was visited on the morning of the 15 December 2005.

The scouting team, traveling in two separate 4x4 vehicles, departed from base camp at 8:30 a.m. and traveled a distance of approximately 145 kilometers from base camp to reach the confluence point. Each vehicle was equipped with two spare tires, survival kits, water, and field communication radios. The route taken from base camp was good for driving and we could travel straight to the confluence point. The three men involved in this visit were Mohamed Zubeir, Mustafa Saad, and Charlie Micallef. The team arrived at 28N 21E at 10:30 a.m.

The confluence point itself is located in a featureless flat gravel plain. The DCP was marked with an aluminum tag for future identification purposes. Photos were taken to show the landscape at the four quadrants as seen from the location itself. The handheld Garmin GPS III Plus was used to locate the point.


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#1: North view
#2: East view
#3: South view
#4: West view
#5: Garmin III + Aluminium Tag
#6: Mustafa, Charlie, and Mohamed
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