November 17, 2013: Day 12, Into the Blue Mesa Member
(images from the CPCP Facebook page)

orienting core
(1) Crossed 1100' this morning and moved from brown muds to coarse brown sandstone. At the core break typical paleosol soil slickensides can be seen.
sandstone at beginning
(2)  The night shift just finished tripping out 1100' of pipe to replace the bit.
full moon over desert
(3) There was a full moon over the Painted Desert as seen from the drill site. We are almost certainly in the Blue Mesa Member.

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