the Degree Confluence Project

Libya : al-Butnān

57.1 km (35.5 miles) WNW of al-Jaġbūb, al-Butnān, Libya
Approx. altitude: 78 m (255 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 30°S 156°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: South View #3: West View #4: The true position #5: The team: Dr Baref, Mike, Zho, Muhammad, and Wayne

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  30°N 24°E  

#1: North View

(visited by Mike Bonnici and Wayne Smith)

02-Jun-2007 -- On the morning of 2 June 2007, we departed to locate DCP 30N 24E, which happened to be in the proximity of our work site. The team was made up of Mike Bonnici, Wayne Smith, Zho, Muḥammad al-Jaġbūb as the driver, and Doctor Baref. The purpose of our visit was part of our daily routine on a seismic crew working in the area.

A total distance of 70 km was travelled from base camp to arrive to the location and large sand dunes had to be traveresed prior to reach the DCP from a southerly direction. The party arrived at 11:50 a.m. and a few minutes later with two separate hand-held Garmins, Wayne and myself were pushing each other as close as we could get to the point of interest. When all digits were zeroed in, we came to an agreement and left the units on the ground and called it a truce and can both claim the DCP, with smiles on our faces.

The rest of the gang didn't have a clue why we where there, so now only one new member has been introduced.

Although the terrain is rather flat and featureless in the area, about 50 m SE to the point we located some artifacts dating back to prehistoric times. The area was cluttered with broken ostrich egg shells that were probably used as water containers at the time and some stone tools that were used as skinning tools.

 All pictures
#1: North View
#2: South View
#3: West View
#4: The true position
#5: The team: Dr Baref, Mike, Zho, Muhammad, and Wayne
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