Hawaii scientific drilling protect: Summary of preliminary results
Petrological, geochemical, geomagnetic, and volcanological characterization of the recovered core from a 1056-m-deep well into the flank of the Mauna Kea volcano in Hilo, Hawaii, and downhole logging and fluid sampling have provided a unique view of the evolution and internal structure of a major oceanic volcano unavailable from surface exposures. Core recovery was ~90%, yielding a time series of fresh, subaerial lavas extending back to ~400 ka. Results of this 1993 project provide a basis for a more ambitious project to core drill a well 4.5 km deep in a nearby location with the goal of recovering an extended, high-density stratigraphic sequence of lavas.
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|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Hawaii scientific drilling protect: Summary of preliminary results|
|Series title||GSA Today|
|Publisher||Geological Society of America|
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