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Ship: Moana Wave
Cruise: MW8518
Sample: MW8518 STA62 RD25
Device: dredge, rock
Latitude: -3.6
Longitude: 149.78333
Water Depth(m): 2500 to 2200
Date: 19851229
Storage: room temperature, dry
Province: basin, small ocean

Manus Basin
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Comments: 55 kg of lava. Three types: 1) Most abundant, pillow fragments aphyric with glass showing varying preservation; 4 samples wrapped. 2) Generally large aphyric lava blocks, may be (1) with glass removed, or interior of same or another flow; none wrapped; put in one bucket. 3) Distintive lava, a few vesicles with rough irregular surfaces except where fractured; Both wrapped. 5 pails.