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Core Data from the Deep Sea Drilling Project

Leg 84, hole 566A

Physiographic feature:canyon (submarine)
Total penetration (m):7
# sediment cores:1
Oldest sediment core:1
Oldest sediment age:Upper Pliocene
Oldest sediment description: siliceous mud
Type of crust:oceanic
Depth to basement (m): 7
# Rock cores:1
Rock description:peridotite/serpentinite
Other holes at this site:566  566B  566C
Adjacent sites : 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 567 568 569

Data types available:
age profile original delimited  
benthic foraminifera original delimited browse
core depth recovery original delimited  
diatoms original delimited browse
igneous/metamorphic rock
major-element chemistry
original delimited browse
igneous/metamorphic rock
minor-element chemisty
original delimited browse
nannofossils original delimited browse
SCREEN descriptions original delimited browse
site summary information original delimited  
smearslide descriptions original delimited browse
sonic velocity original delimited  
visual descriptions original delimited browse

Related data in the Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples

Introduction page

These Web pages are from the Core Data from the Deep Sea Drilling Project Legs 1-96 CD-ROM produced in 2000 by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, National Geophysical Data Center, and collocated World Data Center for Marine Geology and Geophysics, Boulder. Data were compiled in cooperation with the U.S. Science Support Program, the Joint Oceanographic Institutions, Inc., and the U.S. National Science Foundation. Please see NOAA's privacy information. Send questions or comments to

Cite as: Deep Sea Drilling Project (1989): Archive of Core and Site/Hole Data and Photographs from the Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP). National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V54M92G2 [access date]