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Bolivia : Potosí

5.5 km (3.4 miles) ESE of Tambo, Potosí, Bolivia
Approx. altitude: 3700 m (12138 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 21°N 113°E

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: East Direction #3: South Direction #4: West Direction #5: Over the Point #6: Mario, Mike and David #7: San Cristobal

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#1: North Direction

(visited by ARTURO ECHALAR)

26-Sep-2005 -- This confluence point was visited during our reconnaissance trip (looking for places for installing GPS continuous Stations) in a project between IGM (Instituto Geografico Militar) Bolivia and OSU (Ohio State University) USA, the people who were traveling were Mike Bevis (OSU) Mario Sandoval, Arturo Echalar and Roger Tinta, the point it was exactly on the west of the second class road, going from New San Cristobal Town – Photo 1, (close to San Cristobal Mine), to Uyuni.

The Photo 1 is showing the North direction from the confluence point, this is an arid area Altiplanic zone, with 3.800 meters ASL a temperatures between -25C to +25C.
The photo 2 is showing the East direction with out anything, only Altiplanic landscape.
The Photo 3 is showing the road that we have taken for arriving at this point, South direction, coming from “Laguna Colorada” lake.
The photo 4 is showing the sunset, the West Direction at 17:50 more or less, beautiful Altiplanic scenery, very cold at that time.
Photo 5 Mario Sandoval and Arturo Echalar, the pictures it was taken by Mike Bevis.


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#1: North Direction
#2: East Direction
#3: South Direction
#4: West Direction
#5: Over the Point
#6: Mario, Mike and David
#7: San Cristobal
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