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Ship: Moana Wave
Cruise: MW8518
Sample: MW8518 STA79 RD37
Device: dredge, rock
Latitude: -3.37867
Longitude: 150.025
Water Depth(m): 2185 to 2175
Date: 19860102
Storage: room temperature, dry
Province: basin, small ocean

Manus Basin
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Comments: ~50 kg of beautiful, glassy, non-vesicular lavas, except for 1 weathered, vesicular lava with no glass! Vesicluar lava has vesicles ~0.15 cm diameter; tend to be spherical. Glassy lavas. Glass tends to be friable; very fresh. Dense lavas; very, very tiny vesicles. Aphyric (?). Lots of beautiful structures in this unit. 3 pails.