View Full Version : Some constructions into Talkamakam desert(Xinjiang,China) discussion

08-07-2006, 03:29 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile20125/Some-constructions-into-Talkamakam-desert(Xinjiang,China).htm>Some constructions into Talkamakam desert(Xinjiang,China)</a></b><br><br>3 constructions<br />
1 cars<br />
1 trucks.<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/550707zc.jpg>

08-07-2006, 03:40 AM
I've been looking at that area of the desert for a few days now, and this post seems to provide the missing piece of the puzzle. :)
Where I was looking was about 6 km to the west where there is something like a motor pool or fuel dump (on the main highway) What I noticed was some rather large vehicles going off-road in what seems very sandy desert and tracks all over the place.
It's seems a bit remote for weekend dune-buggy fanatics, and the vehicles are much larger that that, so it must be something more business-like.
The structure in this latest find looks like it is probably an oil or gas well. So I think the tracks in the desert are most likely from intensive oil/gas exploration.

08-07-2006, 04:26 AM
Could this be part of the Tahe Oilfield ?

08-07-2006, 04:48 AM
I can't find any maps of Tahe oilfield, but this location is due south of where it is described as being in what I have found so-far.

08-07-2006, 06:24 AM
The top image on this page about Tazhong oilfield (http://www.cctv.com/english/special/C14808/20051020/101485.shtml) could very well be the same oil platform that we are looking at here. :)