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Site: DR-8B

Priority: 1

Position: 9°27.23'N, 54°20.52'W

Water Depth: 2950 m

Target Drilling Depth: 280 mbsf

Approved Maximum Penetration: 280 mbsf

Seismic Coverage: Primary line GeoB01-204, crossing line GeoB01-205

Objective: Site DR-8B is designed to recore DSDP Site 144 and recover Paleogene and Cretaceous sediments. It is the second deepest site in the transect.

Drilling Program: Triple APC/XCB to 280 mbsf.

Logging Program: Triple combo, FMS-sonic, and check shot.

Nature of Rock Anticipated: Foraminifer-nannofossil ooze, chalk, carbonaceous claystone, and black shales.

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