Drill core library in Breiðdalsvík, and the IRDP-drill core
Tuesday, 23 May 2017 10:44

Open house in the Drill Core Library of the Institute of Natural History of Iceland (NÍ) on 19th May. The event was a collaboration project between NÍ and Breiðdalssetur. 

The staff was presen: dr. Birgir Óskarsson geologist at NÍ, Martin Gasser, geologist at NÍ and Breiðdalssetur and Hrafnkell Hannesson as technician for NÍ.

Specially to be mentioned needs to be the IRDP-drill core (Iceland Research Drilling Project) that was drilled in 1978 in Reyðdarfjörður East Iceland. The core is 1919 m long and starts at 58 m above sea level. Therefore it reached to a depth of 1861 m below sea level.

The core was finally moved to its final destination Breiðdalsvík, 3 fjords south of Reyðarfjörður. 

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The persons that were involved in building up the core library in Breiðdalsvík

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The stuff of the Institute of Natural History and Breiðdalssetur with the honour guest Jóhann Helgason

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THe locals of Breiðdalsvík, visiting the drill core library in the old slaughter house

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Geologists inspecting the IRDP core