DGS First Drill Rig

Event Date

President of the University Of Delaware, John A. Perkins, who was an ex-officio member of the Geological Commission, requested Henry B. Du Pont to donate a small truck mounted auger drilling rig to the University for use of the Delaware Geological Survey. With wishes granted, the rig was put into operation in 1951.

More information about the early years of the DGS can be found in SP17 The Delaware Geological Survey: The Formative Years, 1951-1969.