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Ship: Moana Wave
Cruise: MW8518
Sample: MW8518 STA63 RD26
Device: dredge, rock
Latitude: -3.53333
Longitude: 149.66667
Water Depth(m): 2570 to 2470
Date: 19851229
Storage: room temperature, dry
Province: basin, small ocean

Manus Basin
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Comments: 50 kg of lava. Four types: 1) Most abundant, aphyric pillow fragments with varying amounts of glass on one rounded surface; three wrapped, remainder unwrapped in two pails; oldest rocks dredged so far (J. Sinton). 2) Two smaller fragments, completely glassy, both wrapped. 3) Large peice of a flow with ropey surface and large internal channels; 1 large piece in bag and 3 small ones in a bucket. 4) Two fragments, some vesicles, no glass; bagged. 2 small pumice pieces. 3 pails + 1 bag.