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Picture relating to Simpson Desert - titled 'Bevan Waters-(right) CGG Drilling Rig'

Bevan Waters-(right) CGG Drilling Rig

contributed by Muddyboots, taken in 1963
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French exploration company CGG done seismic studies throughout the Simpson Desert during the 1960's.
Trucks like this were fitted with aircraft tyres to allow them to travel through the sand dunes. A new four wheel drive was left behind after multiple blowouts and was covered with shifting sand overnight.Despite prolonged searches,it was never found.

This picture is also part of the Bonzle Aviation (open in new window) photo collection.