Site Summaries: Site 852 | Table of Contents

Site Summaries

Site: ODP Site 848

Priority: Alternate
Position: 2°59.63'S, 110°28.79'W
Water Depth: 3853 m
Sediment Thickness: 100 m
Target Drilling Depth: Through sediment-basement transition
Approved Maximum Penetration: Requested same maximum penetration as for Leg 138.
Seismic Coverage: R/V Thomas Washington station 7, 1638UTC, 10 September 1989.
See seismic line.

Objectives: Equatorial Pacific, low accumulation rate counterpart to the low-activity Peru Basin proposed Sites PRB-1A and PRB-2A. Little or no change in mean sulfate concentration downsection. Normal open-ocean site, with only 100 m of sediment overlying basement and very little sulfate reduction.

Drilling Program: TBD

Logging and Downhole Program: TBD

Nature of Rock Anticipated: Foraminifer nannofossil ooze and siliceous nannofossil ooze.

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