25 June 2009

Instrumentation of a Store Norske borehole at the mountain Lunckefjellet

Contact person for additional information: Hĺvard Juliussen

Text by Hĺvard Juliussen. Photos provided by Zoe Lucia Lüthi.


The drill rig at Lunckefjellet, 900 m a.s.l., 22 June 2009.

In close cooperation with the mining company Store Norske and UNIS students Peter Leopold and Zoe Lucia Lüthi, equipment for temperature monitoring was on 22 June installed in one of Store Norske’s recently drilled boreholes at the mountain Lunckefjellet in central-Spitsbergen (see photo above and below). The hole was drilled for geological prospecting down to about 300 meters. Temperature is monitored in the upper 90m. The borehole is located 900 m a.s.l. and is the highest-lying and deepest TSP-Norway borehole with temperature monitoring.


Zoe Lucia Lüthi and Peter Leopold instrumenting the Lunckefjellet borehole, 22 June 2009.


The final installation. The logger box will be attached to a pole when the drill rig is removed.