Drilling for Origins of Humanity

According to an article in the online version of National Driller Magazine, the lake is currently 1,942 ft deep, and drilling equipment normally used by ocean-going vessels was needed. But it was no small feat to get the equipment to the center of the African Continent. They managed to get the equipment there and loaded onto a barge. Once the rods were lowered to the lake bed below, they cored another 1,247 ft.