We loved meeting Robert Llewellyn (better known to some as ‘Kryten from Red Dwarf’) when he visited Eden Geothermal to make a film for the Fully Charged clean energy channel. A great in-depth look at our project and the potential of geothermal more widely – not to mention an insider’s view of operations on the […]
Another milestone reached today, as we completed drilling the 17 ½” section of EG-1 at 1510m section TD, and are now preparing to run casing. This week’s geology sample from our wellsite geologists at GeoScience Ltd comes from 1385m MD, where we encountered some interesting mineralogy, including this Jasper specimen. Usually considered as impure chalcedony, […]
Environment Minister Rebecca Pow has made a special visit to the Eden Project to see first-hand the pioneering Eden Geothermal energy project and then tour the world-famous Biomes with Co-Founder Sir Tim Smit. Drilling of the first well by Eden Geothermal Ltd began in the middle of May and is making great progress, now […]
This morning, drilling at EG-1, our first well beneath the Eden Project, reached 1266m MD. This week’s geology sample was taken at 1200m MD and shows a typical example of altered granite, with kaolinite and chlorite alteration. Image and analysis courtesy of our wellsite geology friends at GeoScience Limited.
Today (at 14.24, to be precise) EG-1 reached 1000m MD (measured depth). So we’re as deep as the ‘Queen of Cornish mines’, Dolcoath, near Camborne. At 550 fathoms (3300 feet or 1005m), the Williams shaft was reputedly the deepest mine in the world for a time, and is still the deepest in Cornwall. The shaft […]
We continue to make sure and steady progress, and this morning (15th June) EG-1 had been drilled to 823m MD. This sample was taken from 640m MD, just as we entered an interesting zone of fracturing. It shows plenty of accessory minerals, including some stunning tourmalines and free manganese grains. Thank you to our wellsite […]
Today we’ve reached 500m MD with EG-1, our first well at the Eden Project! Pictured is a sample taken at 170m MD (measured depth) and provided by our wellsite geology friends at GeoScience Ltd. This is one of our favourites from the first well section, and stands out because of its pink/red colour. The colour […]
The President-Designate of COP26, Alok Sharma, visited the Eden Geothermal site on Wednesday (19 May) to mark the start of drilling at the pioneering project. Mr Sharma, who leads preparations for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow this November, saw in place the 450-tonne capacity, 55-metre high rig drilling 4.5 kilometres […]
23 trucks carrying the Bentec 450 rig and equipment have now left MND’s yard in the Czech Republic. We’re really excited to be receiving the first rig loads at the Eden Project on Monday, and to be welcoming the MND crew. Staff at MND and Reese (MND’s transportation company) are pictured before departure earlier today.
After a year of intense activity, deep drilling is soon to commence at the pioneering Eden Geothermal Project near St Austell in Cornwall. Next week, the first lorries carrying a 450-tonne, 55 metre-high drilling rig will arrive on the outer edge of the Eden Project site, the home of the world-famous Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes. […]