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Site: 1043R-A

Priority: 2
Position: 9°39.2246'N, 86°11.1098'W
Water Depth: 4325 m
Sediment Thickness: 420 mbsf
Target Drilling Depth: 190 mbsf
Approved Maximum Penetration: 470 mbsf; permission to drill without coring to 283 mbsf
Seismic Coverage: Position of site at shotpoint 3174 on seismic line BGR-99-44 (C. Ranero, pers. comm., GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany and C. Reichert, pers. comm., BGR, Hannover, Germany, 2001).
See the track line.

Objectives: The objectives of Site 1043R are to:

1. Investigate the décollement.

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

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

Drilling Program: Same decollement and underthrust objectives as at Sites 1040R-A, -B, -C

Logging and Downhole: Same as at Sites 1040R-B and -C

Nature of Rock Anticipated: Deformed claystones and hemipelagics

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