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Libya : Wādiy al-Hayāt

100.4 km (62.3 miles) SW of Awbāriy, Wādiy al-Hayāt, Libya
Approx. altitude: 831 m (2726 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 26°S 168°W

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: South view: More installations of the Elephant Oil Field #3: GPS reading #4: Rockpainting from the nearby Wadi Matkandusch #5: Landsat image with GPS track

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#1: North view: the Messak with the ENI operated Elephant Oil Field

(visited by Jon Kåre Hovde and Marc Rierola)

30-Jan-2007 -- This Confluence is located on a dark Jura outcrop of the cretaceous Messak Formation. The surface on this plateau, between the Murzuq Sand Sea in the South and the Awbāriy sand sea in the North, is topped by a hard and resistant sicrete crust. The nearby ENI operated Elephant Oil Field takes its name after the motives found on the famous figurative rock paintings located in the nearby wādies cutting the Messak.

The Confluence was visited on our way back to our camp in the Murzuq Sand Sea after a successful business trip to Awbāriy.


 All pictures
#1: North view: the Messak with the ENI operated Elephant Oil Field
#2: South view: More installations of the Elephant Oil Field
#3: GPS reading
#4: Rockpainting from the nearby Wadi Matkandusch
#5: Landsat image with GPS track
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