Rotary drilling

Use of machinery to drive a rotating bit through earth materials in order to sample below the surface.

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Operation Basement: Missouri Precambrian Sample Database

Sample locations, location descriptions, lithology, mineralogy, and geochronological relationships of drill holes that penetrated the buried Precambrian basement in this area. Detailed well log and cutting descriptions are included if available. Data are provided in Microsoft Access and tab-delimited text formats.