169 Prospectus

Site: BH3-6, Bent Hill massive sulfide deposit

Location: Middle Valley, Juan de Fuca Ridge, northeast Pacific Ocean

Priority: 1

Position: 48°26.02'N, 128°40.86'W

Water Depth: 2450

Sediment Thickness: 200 m

Total Penetration: 200 mbsf

Seismic Coverage: Multichannel Line 89-14

Objectives: Constrain geometry and composition of lateral massive sulfide mineralization and alteration, intersect Site 856 fault zone.

Drilling Program: APC/XCB

Logging and Downhole Operations: None

Nature of Rock Anticipated: Hydrothermally altered hemipelagic and turbiditic sediment and semimassive sulfide

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