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Ship: Moana Wave
Cruise: MW8518
Sample: MW8518 STA91 RD44
Device: dredge, rock
Latitude: -3.09183
Longitude: 150.38883
Water Depth(m): 2630 to 2600
Date: 19860104
Storage: room temperature, dry
Province: basin, small ocean

Manus Basin
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Comments: ~5 kg of older-looking lavas plus 3 pieces of pumice. 1) Weathered pillow fragments (5 pieces) *- 3 pieces have a kind of coating or layer that was attached to the glassy surface; thin dense layer ~0.2 cm in the middle of 2 crumbly black surfaces; bottom of this layer has drip structures (Therefore, must have a gap between glass & this layer). It think it maybe a manganese layer. Very weathered-looking. Phenocrysts of plagioclase, maybe clinopyroxene & maybe olivine ?. 2) Fresh horn pillow - plagioclase & olivine phenocrysts