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Site: 1040R-C

Position: 9°39.4796'N, 86°10.9058'W
Water Depth: 4250 mbsf
Sediment Thickness: 530 m
Target Drilling Depth: 279 mbsf
Approved Maximum Penetration: 920 mbsf; approved to drill without coring to 530 mbsf
Seismic Coverage: Position of site at shotpoint 3150 on seismic line BGR-99-44 (C. Ranero, pers. comm., GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany and C. Reichert, pers. comm., BGR, Hannover, Germany, 2001).

Objectives: The objectives of Site 1040R-C are to:

1. Investigate the décollement.

2. Investigate fluid flow within the décollement and underthrust sediments.

3.Install modified CORKs to monitor pressure and temperature and to sample fluids within the décollement sediments.

Drilling Program: Drill without coring to ~220 mbsf then RCB core to ~279 mbsf. Install modified CORK in decollement.

Logging and Downhole: No downhole logging is planned at this site.

Nature of Rock Anticipated: Deformed claystones and hemipelagics

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