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Project Acronym: BARB | State: Completed | Expedition ID: 5047

ins.: 2011-07-25 00:00; ( Age: 13 yrs )
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Barberton: 2011-07-25

The second hole on the Tjakastad site has reached a ...
The rig has just been set up and is ready to drill

The second hole on the Tjakastad site has reached a depth of 150m. We first intersected a thick komatiite flow but the rock was broken up and variably weathered. Deeper in the hole were a series of komatiitic basalts, some with pyroxene spinifex. The hole is planned to be 600 m long and we hope to intersect more komatiites, some with fresh olivine. A second rig has arrived but its access to the Buck Reef site has been blocked ... By SNOW.