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Ship: Moana Wave
Cruise: MW8518
Sample: MW8518 STA73 RD35
Device: dredge, rock
Latitude: -3.50267
Longitude: 149.898
Water Depth(m): 2125 to 2090
Date: 19851231
Storage: room temperature, dry
Province: basin, small ocean

Manus Basin
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Comments: 60 kg of 3 different types of incredible lavas, all extremely fresh, glassy and vesicular. Type A: 1. Glassy scoria, aphyric (?) with abundant small vesicles. Type B: 2. Vesicular lava with 5 mm vesicles, slighly flattened and hackly glass rinds. Type C: 3. More massive lava with fewer, bigger, more flattened vesicles which mainly occurs as large flat slabs; many have a pronounced flow foliation.