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Libya : al-Wāhāt

30.4 km (18.9 miles) WSW of Awjila, al-Wāhāt, Libya
Approx. altitude: 95 m (311 ft)
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Antipode: 29°S 159°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: North view #3: East view #4: South view #5: West view #6: GPS location #7: The Confluence team

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  29°N 21°E  

#1: General view

(visited by Nageco Survey 201, Muhammad Zubayr, Mustafa Saad, Ramadan Ibrahim and Richard Barter)

24-Dec-2005 -- NAGECO (North African Geophysical Exploration Company) works in the seismic industry as a geophysical seismic sub contractor to the main oil companies that work in Libya. The confluence team that recorded this point works with NAGECO Crew 201.

We are more fortunate than many other groups or individuals recording Confluences in remote areas as we have the vehicles and equipment suited to the task as well as logistical support relatively close at hand. It has now become a common practice to visit and record Confluences within a day's drive of our base camp as we move around Libya in the search for oil.

The team set off from the base camp at 07:30 a.m. to travel the 156 km to the confluence point and arrived at 10:00 a.m. As with many of the points we have recorded so far, the photographs show featureless terrain on all four points of the compass!

However, traveling in these remote areas is always interesting, as we could be the first to have driven over the ground, or at least the first for many years. In the past a seismic crew has come across an American Liberator bomber, the "Lady Be Good", from WW-II. Occasionally, fossils and ancient artifacts have been seen dating back to the time when the Libyan Sahara was either a sea, swamp, or a rich and fertile land.


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#1: General view
#2: North view
#3: East view
#4: South view
#5: West view
#6: GPS location
#7: The Confluence team
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