We thank the Leg 206 Science Party for their patience and support of our enthusiastic studies of what the solid-rockers referred to as the sediment "overburden." In reality, of course, it is their basalt that exists primarily to hold up the sediment. We also extend gratitude to Damon Teagle, David Wray, and an anonymous reviewer for their comments and revisions that helped make this manuscript better. This research used samples and/or data provided by the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP). The ODP is sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and participating countries under management of Joint Oceanographic Institutions (JOI), Inc. This work was funded by a JOI-U.S. Science Support Program (USSSP) grant to R.W. Murray and C.L. Ziegler and NSF grant EAR 02-33712 that helps support the Analytical Geochemistry facilities at Boston University. Many thanks to April Azouz and Stephiane Frana for their assistance with sample preparations, and Louise Bolge for her gracious help with the ICP instrumentation.