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The Cajon Pass Scientific Drilling Project is a broad, interdisciplinary experiment involving over two dozen principal scientists. Phase I of drilling, coring and down hole experimentation began Dec. 8, 1986 and ended April 2, 1987 with the hole at a depth of 2115 m, 82 m of core recovered and a wide range of down hole experiments successfully completed. In this paper we briefly outline the scientific motivation for the project and provide an overview of the scientific program. We also indicate some of the varied research areas in the earth sciences where data obtained in this experiment will provide unique and important insight into active in situ processes, regional geologic structure, and rock and fluid composition and origin.