Site Summaries: Site 847 | Table of Contents

Site Summaries

Site: ODP Site 844

Priority: Alternate
Position: 7°55.28'N, 90°28.85'W
Water Depth: 3414 m
Sediment Thickness: 291 m
Target Drilling Depth: Through sediment-basement transition (>291 m)
Approved Maximum Penetration: Requested same maximum penetration as for Leg 138.
Seismic Coverage: Thomas Washington station 13, 0655UTC, 25 September 1989.
See seismic line.

Objectives: Control site for comparison to proposed Sites EQP-1A and EQP-2A. Normal open ocean site, sulfate concentrations decline 1 to 2 mmol downhole and they contain no geochemical evidence of subsurface flow.

Drilling Program: TBD

Logging and Downhole Program: TBD

Nature of Rock Anticipated: Diatomaceous ooze, diatomaceous clay, radiolarian ooze, and nannofossil ooze.

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