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Australia : South Australia

24.0 km (14.9 miles) E of Coober Pedy, SA, Australia
Approx. altitude: 139 m (456 ft)
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Antipode: 29°N 45°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View from the confluence looking north #3: View from the confluence looking east #4: View from the confluence looking south #5: View from the confluence looking west #6: The GPS reading #7: General view of the Coober Pedy landscape #8: A typical opal mine near Coober Pedy

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  29°S 135°E (visit #1)  

#1: View of the confluence looking north east

(visited by Rod Kevill and Sandra Kevill)

25-Mar-2006 -- This visit was the second of three new confluences that we managed to complete on a 10-day trip from Perth to Alice Springs via the Great Central Road, then south to Coober Pedy and back through Kingoonya to Wirulla and across the Nullabor to Perth - a total of 6,500km.

We had contacted the Woomera Prohibited Area control officer (Wally Broome) for permission to enter the area, the South Australian Agriculture Protection Board (Michael Balharry) for permission to use the track along the Vermin Proof fence, and the owner of Anna Creek station, all of whom were happy for us to access the area.

Leaving the van at Coober Pedy, we headed out east then followed the Dog Fence NE a few kms, then headed across country, managing to drive right to the confluence over open, soft ground with very sparse vegetation.

We took the usual set of photos and returned to Cooby Pedy for a fascinating tour of a local Opal Mine, collected the van, then continued south to the next of our planned confluence visits at 30°S 135°E.


 All pictures
#1: View of the confluence looking north east
#2: View from the confluence looking north
#3: View from the confluence looking east
#4: View from the confluence looking south
#5: View from the confluence looking west
#6: The GPS reading
#7: General view of the Coober Pedy landscape
#8: A typical opal mine near Coober Pedy
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