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Project Acronym: TOWUTI | State: Completed | Expedition ID: 5055

ins.: 2015-07-03 00:00; ( Age: 9 yrs )
By: Scientists
Category: Towuti_auto

Towuti: 2015-07-03

Our first hole at Site 3 bottomed out in coarse ...
Lake Towuti (TDP on facebook)

Our first hole at Site 3 bottomed out in coarse gravel at about 174 m below the lake floor, the project's deepest hole yet. Yesterday we began drilling our second hole at Site 3 to ensure good overlaps between cores and 100% recovery of the sedimentary section. Then, under a clear sky, at about 60 m sub-bottom while drilling through a tephra, another rod broke, and the sediments of Towuti gobbled up another ~60 m of drill rod, a coring tool, and miscellaneous other equipment. With that, our drilling operations came to a close. We're now starting the long and tedious process of demobilization, which includes everything from disassembling the equipment to paying off all of our bills. More info to come soon... (TDP on facebook)