Sample Name:VM15-10
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 Sample Type:Dredge
 Parent IGSN:Not Provided
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Description:Dredge contains 41 rock fragments of various types. Roughly 50 % of the dredge is composed of basalt, 25 % of shale, 15 % of granite, and 10% of dacite. The smallest fragment measures 1.5 cm. x 1 cm. x .75 cm. and the largest 7 cm. x 4 cm. x 2 cm. In roundness, the fragments vary from subrounded to rounded. They are irregularly coated with bryozoans. 1. The basalt rocks can be divided into two main types. The first type includes the typical basalts the fragments that have a dark gray, fine-grained matrix. The second type is characterized by a fine-grained, green matrix. Occasional quartz crystals may be the only phenocrysts present (quartz less than 5 percent), or else the matrix may be full of phenocrysts of plagioclase and augite. There are 17 fragments in all. 2. The shale pebbles are gray and fine-grained on fresh surface. All are covered with 1-4 mm. of light brown clay that is mottled with iron oxide stains. Evidently the shale fragments were rolled in the clay. Several have elongate shape. The smallest measures 1.5 cm. x 1 cm. x .75 cm. There are 11 pieces of shale. 3. The granite fraction numbers 9 fragments. The smallest one has a size of 1.25 cm x 1.25 cm x .75 cm. Several of the fragments are fine-grained and could better be classed as rhyolites. 4. The last group includes two fragments of dacite. The smaller one has a size of 2 cm. x 1.5 cm x 1 cm. and the larger a size of 7 cm. x 3.5 cm. x 1.5 cm. Quartz, biotite, and hornblende can be distinguished in the matrices. The larger dacite fragment is thoroughly coated with two different species of bryozoa-one anastomosing, and the other circular in shape.
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Collection Method:dredge
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Latitude start (WGS84):-56.653
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Longitude start (WGS84):-66.863
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Elevation start:-1137 meters
Elevation End:-1177 meters
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Field Program/Cruise:VM15
Platform Type:Ship
Platform Name:Vema
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Collection Start Date:1959-03-13
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Current Archive:Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)
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