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Project Acronym: DSDDP | State: Completed | Expedition ID: 5017

ins.: 2011-01-02 22:00; ( Age: 13 yrs )
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Category: Dead Sea
Dead Sea

Dead Sea: 2011-01-03

Coring is going well. We are at about 375 m ...
The 4 anchors built by the Project Manager with the help of Giora, Lior, and Shachar from Ein Gedi.

Coring is going well. We are at about 375 m below the lake floor (~75m into the sedimentary section) with the target of this hole being ~89 m - i.e. the end of the Holocene and the beginning of the Lisan formation. Recovery has been about 80%. I personally built 4 anchors today with the help of the machine-shop at Kibbutz Ein Gedi. The plan is now to pull up tomorrow and move to Site 2 - opposite the Ein Gedi spa, close to shore (200 m) in a water depth of 20 m. Drilling should go smoother and since it is in a small bay, the lake should be calmer. We will keep our fingers crossed.