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Ship: Moana Wave
Cruise: MW8518
Sample: MW8518 STA69 RD31
Device: dredge, rock
Latitude: -3.61967
Longitude: 149.15583
Water Depth(m): 2245 to 2075
Date: 19851230
Storage: room temperature, dry
Province: basin, small ocean

Manus Basin
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Comments: 110 kg, broken pillows (33 samples) and one gabbro. Pillow samples are similar in hand-specimen, contain feldspars up to 5 mm and mafic phenocrysts. Vesicles not common and those present are small. Sulphicle (?) found in one sample - broken into 3 and 1 given to Ross Both (RD31-5). 9 buckets + 1 bag.