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doi:10.7289/V5H41PB8


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Ship: Moana Wave
Cruise: MW8518
Sample: MW8518 STA74 RD36
Device: dredge, rock
Latitude: -3.4365
Longitude: 149.96417
Water Depth(m): 2165 to 2155
Date: 19860101
Storage: room temperature, dry
Province: basin, small ocean

Manus Basin
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Comments: ~65 kg of very glassy lavas of 3 types. A) Very vesicular lavas: ~0.2 cm shperical vesicles; glass crusts no thicker than 0.5 cm (also very vesicular; aphyric (?) -- there is one huge rock of this type. B) Massive pillow lavas: non-vesiculated glassy rinds (bulbous) <0.5 cm thick; dense pillows with phenocrysts of plagioclase and possibly amphibole. C) Glassy sheet flows: non-vesiculated, very black and shiny glass ~1.0 cm thick (average); nice drip features on bottoms; some irregular vesicles; minor plagioclase. Also, 1 peice of pumice + glass fragments.
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