Site: ACE-3c (see map)

Priority: 1
Position: 9°47.61'S, 151°34.50'E
Water Depth: 420 m
Sediment Thickness: 300 m
Approved Maximum Penetration: 1000 mbsf
Seismic Coverage: EW9510-1366 (WW01 CMP 6390)
Seismic line 1

Objective: The objective of Site ACE-3c is to determine the internal structure and composition of Moresby Seamount including the nature of basement (rock type, P-T-t, structural fabric, and deformation history).

Drilling Program: RCB.

Logging and Downhole Operations: Triple-combo Geophysics, FMS-sonic, BHTV in basement.

Nature of Rock Anticipated: 6 m Holocene carbonate sand; Quaternary sandstone, siltstone and mudstone; Paleogene greenschist facies metamorphics.

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