Alpine Fault Drilling at Gaunt Creek: January/February 2011(DFDP-1)
This page will be updated regularly with news about the Alpine Fault drilling operation at Gaunt Creek (DFDP-1) that is expected to run from January 24th to Mid-February 2011.
27 Jan: Geologists drill for answers (TVNZ:Close up segment).
23 Jan 2011: Alpine Fault cored at 7pm on 23rd January 2011 at 90.88m depth in borehole DFDP1a.
(Click on either image to view fullsize)
Left: The drilling crew and geologists working the shift when the fault was penetrated with the core containing the fault
Right: Virginia Toy (Otago University) and Brett Carpenter (PennState University) with the drillcore that contains the Alpine Fault. Brett's left hand marks the position of the fault
22 Jan 2011: Read the latest progress report from Rupert Sutherland. ( 2011_01_22_Progress_DFDP1.pdf)
20 Jan 2011: Read the latest progress report from Rupert Sutherland. ( 2011_01_20_Progress_DFDP1.pdf)
15 Jan 2011: Geologists from Otago head for West Coast to begin preparations for Drilling at Gaunt Creek due to start later this month (odt article).
Other sources of information
- On the wiki set-up by GNS Science there is information relating to:
- DFDP: https://wiki.gns.cri.nz/DFDP
- DFDP-1: https://wiki.gns.cri.nz/DFDP/DFDP-1_Gaunt_Ck/
- Progress reports for DFDP-1: https://wiki.gns.cri.nz/DFDP/DFDP-1_Gaunt_Ck/DFDP-1_Progress_Reports