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

ins.: 2015-06-23 00:00; ( Age: 9 yrs )
By: Scientists
Category: Towuti_auto
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Towuti: 2015-06-23

Yesterday night we bottomed out in sandy gravel at 154.6 ...
The last cores from site 1 coming to dock. (TDP on facebook)

Yesterday night we bottomed out in sandy gravel at 154.6 meters depth. The last cores from Site 1 were brought to shore and logged in the lab. After almost exactly 1 month, we're calling it quits for the site. Altogether we recovered 573.15 meters from the site, with the last hole containing a nearly complete sequence from the uppermost deep-water lake clays through peats, beach sands, and fluvial gravels at the base of the core. We're logging the borehole now, and today we'll tow the barge to Site 2 and start drilling there. With a working barge the crews are really flying now, drilling 50-80 meters per shift to make up for lost time. Below are photos of the last cores coming to dock and the last core catcher getting logged. Let's all pray the string of good luck continues! (TDP on facebook)