Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Report on core drilling in Petrified Forest National Park

The Earth Institute at Columbia University posted an informal report on the results of the Colorado Plateau Coring Project's 1706 foot deep corehole and a second, 830 foot deep hole continuously cored last fall in Petrified Forest National Park.   The story includes a slide show of the geology and the round-the-clock drilling operation.  The goal is to examine late Triassic environments.


  1. Feruccio Lamborghini2:47 PM

    That's a big deal, I think it's respectable when people pass up a drill to save the environment. Don't get me wrong however, I'm not obsessed with nature over man. I do though always want to have a place to go and visit that's beautiful.

  2. I agree with you Feruccio, I really think that it's great that they didn't drill here. There are a lot of other places in the world that contain oil and other natural resources. There are however very few places in the world that have a petrified forest like this one.