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Project Acronym: HSDPD | State: Completed | Expedition ID: 5053

ins.: 2014-06-25 20:00; ( Age: 10 yrs )
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HSPDP

HSPDP: 2014-06-26

The last 2 days have been pretty trying for the ...
The Magadi science and DES driller teams at the Magadi Sports Club, where we eat our meals, play snooker and go for swims when we are waiting for drilling to start up again! Mit Anne Louise, Emma McNulty und Edgar Nambz.

The last 2 days have been pretty trying for the drill and science teams. The second hole was bored but not cored down to the 120m level and we got two core sections below that overlapping with our first hole. Then our drill rods broke apart 60m below the ground and we discovered that the casing at the top of the hole had also fallen 9m down into the hole, blocking our attempts to fish out the tools and lost drill pipe. Bottom line was that we had to start a third hole. This has now been started and we have recored the upper portion of the strata, of interest to our sedimentologists. Later this afternoon, once some new drill bits arrive at the site we will drill back down to the 125m level and continue collecting new core. Dan Deocampo left us today but his student Nate Rabideau arrives in a few hours to take his place.