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14 June 2009

A beautiful Sunday

Anna Storm brushes a core section in preparation of line scanning.

Anna Storm brushes a core section in preparation of line scanning.

Although work began late, camp was soon up to full speed. Weather was beautiful and the day passed in a fine way. We drilled, processed, cooked meals, cleaned up and dug the cooling tunnel.

What we have done today:

  1. Drilling with the NEEM long drill.
  2. Logging. Last bag: 741. Depth: 407.55 m.
  3. Completed processing the 2008 shallow core. Processed depth: 106.15 m.
  4. Work on mounting two Picarros on roof of CFA lab.
  5. Mounted shades over the windows on the second floor in main dome.
  6. Excavation of cooling tunnel finished.
  7. Physical properties lab. In operation.

Ad.1: This is how the drillers report looks today:
“Stable drilling. We drilled 17.66 m in 5 runs, drillers depth 397.94 m.

Evaluation of the past week:
After final adjustment of the pump Monday, drilling has been utterly stable for the rest of the week. Slight reduction of the pitch to 2.4 mm was, however, needed Wednesday to ensure more stable drilling current.”

Weather: Fine all day. -23 °C to -11 °C, 5-10 knots mainly from S.
Visibility: Unrestricted.

FL, J.P. Steffensen

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