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    Core photos, Hole 2 (KMA-1), Humu‘ula Groundwater Research Project
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2016) Thomas, Donald M. ; Lautze, Nicole C. ; Haskins, Eric
    Also known as “PTA” or “Saddle Road Project,” the Humuʻula Groundwater Research Project (HGRP) aimed to research the groundwater resources in the Hawaiʻi Island ‘Saddle’ region between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea volcanoes by drilling two test holes on Army Garrison Hawaii land. Results include the discovery of: i) groundwater at a much shallower depth than expected, ii) a dike-impounded aquifer, and iii) a potential geothermal reservoir. By using the diamond wireline core drilling technology, we collected a continuous sequence of rock core. We documented our progress in a blog and made a complete stratigraphic record of the region. This continuous stratigraphic sequence contained subaerial shield-stage and post-shield-stage lava rock and ash samples from the Mauna Kea Volcano, documenting the area’s environmental, geologic, hydrologic, and thermal history.
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    Core photos, Hole 1 (PTA-2), Humu‘ula Groundwater Research Project
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2016) Thomas, Donald M. ; Lautze, Nicole C. ; Haskins, Eric
    Also known as “PTA” or “Saddle Road Project,” the Humuʻula Groundwater Research Project (HGRP) aimed to research the groundwater resources in the Hawaiʻi Island ‘Saddle’ region between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea volcanoes by drilling two test holes on Army Garrison Hawaii land. Results include the discovery of: i) groundwater at a much shallower depth than expected, ii) a dike-impounded aquifer, and iii) a potential geothermal reservoir. By using the diamond wireline core drilling technology, we collected a continuous sequence of rock core. We documented our progress in a blog and made a complete stratigraphic record of the region. This continuous stratigraphic sequence contained subaerial shield-stage and post-shield-stage lava rock and ash samples from the Mauna Kea Volcano, documenting the area’s environmental, geologic, hydrologic, and thermal history.
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    Preliminary core box photos, Lanai Island
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2019) Lautze, Nicole C. ; Thomas, Donald M. ; Haskins, Eric
    This unique project seeks to explore the geologic structures that exist in the caldera region of Hawaiian volcanoes; how those structures influence groundwater storage and flow; and how the magmatic heat from Hawaiian shield volcanoes cools over time.
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    Archive core photos, Hawaii Scientific Drilling Project
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1999) DePaulo, Donald J. ; Stolper, Edward M. ; Thomas, Donald M. ; Garcia, Michael O.
    An abandoned quarry at Hilo International Airport was the site for the second phase of the Hawaii Scientific Drilling Project. From March 13, 1999, to September 27, 1999, using a commercial drilling rig and a hybrid coring system, the project core-drilled a hole to 3,098 meters below sea level (total depth of 3,110 meters) with 98 percent recovery.
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    Puna Geothermal Venture supports science summer camps for kids at ‘Imiloa
    (University of Hawaii Foundation, 2010) University of Hawaii Foundation
    UH Hilo’s ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i received a $5,000 gift from Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) and its parent company Ormat. The gift subsidized program tuition costs for local schoolchildren to attend ‘Imiloa’s Summer Camp programs focused on sustainable technology. The gift will also enable ‘Imiloa to expand its outreach into school classrooms in the Keaau, Pahoa, Puna areas of the Big Island.