March 5, 2023 - EarthCore project begins in the Rhine Rift Valley in Germany, with drilling commencing towards the Earth's core.

June 3, 2023 - EarthCore announces that they have reached a depth of 10 kilometers, but are facing technical challenges due to extreme heat and pressure.

September 2, 2023 - EarthCore reports that they have overcome technical challenges at the current depth and are confident they will reach the core within the next six months. The company also defends itself against environmentalist concerns about its impact on the environment.

December 1, 2023 - EarthCore confirms the discovery of a large deposit of platinum at the drilling site. However, getting the platinum out of the ground is proving to be difficult.

December 31, 2023 - EarthCore announces that the first geological research papers related to the project will finally be shared with the community. Previously, the research had been kept under NDA and only a handful of geologists had access to the mine.

March 1, 2024 - EarthCore reports that half of its employees have quit, for unknown reasons.

August 1, 2024 - EarthCore announces that they have encountered unexpected technical difficulties at a depth of 20 kilometers, resulting in a significant delay in the project timeline.

December 31, 2024 - EarthCore reports that they have not yet reached the Earth's core due to technical challenges at those depths and extreme heat. However, the project is deemed a success overall. The CEO gives a speech thanking all the people and groups involved in the project, and jokes about the media speculation around "silver bugs." He also assures the media that these rumors are unfounded.