A mix of good and difficult drilling, 2294′

Last night the night crew had to trip out all the pipe to remove a stuck core barrel, and then trip it all back in before they could continue drilling. After that the day crew got a few runs of beautiful core before a highly fractured one started causing the same problem they had last night, rock particles from highly friable units falling in from around the sides of the hole. We’re working on a solution to this problem, and hope to rectify it tomorrow. As of the end of the day today, we’ve processed rock core to a depth of 2294 ft.

Bryan and Ron remove a messy run of rock core from the tube while driller Ray looks on.
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