(08/29/2001)
By Bob Weaver

Calhoun's first deep well rig along Route 5

The drilling contractor, Indrillers from Michigan, are drilling deep into the earth at Calhoun's first deep well location along Route 5, about two miles east of Grantsville.

Yesterday you could hear and feel the deep grinding of the bit as it bore into the earth. A dozen or more workers were busy at tasks across the site, supervised by general foreman "Big Jim" Gedesen of Michigan.

The well head is located near the mouth of Bull River, between Route 5 and the Little Kanawha River. Local sources say they have already drilled over 4000 feet, unconfirmed by the company.

The drilling project is financed by Ardent Resources, a company which has several deep well permits in the county. Calhoun may now have nearly 70 deep well permits on file, the most of any county in the state.

Work continues on the Ike Morris-Cabot Corporation well between White Pine and Nobe, the second well to be drilled in Calhoun.

Heavy equipment and generators surround rig

Tower stands tall over Route 5

Environmental sludge pond


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