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

ins.: 2010-07-27 00:00; ( Age: 14 yrs )
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Barberton: 2010-07-27

The drilling project has been held up because of problems ...
Inspection of drilling sites, in the Barite Syncline. From left to right: Gary Byerly, Lizzie, Don Lowe, Axel Hofmann, Dani Oberholser, Gordon Chunnett

The drilling project has been held up because of problems encountered in obtaining permissions to drill. We are hopeful that the document will be issued later this week and that drilling will start 1-2 days later. All five sites have been inspected by Gordon Chunnet (operations manager) members of the science teams and Dani Oberholzer, the manager from Geosearch the drilling contractor. At most sites representatives of the forestry companies were also present to assure that the sites complied with fire hazard regulations and other environmental factors.