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Hawaii scientific drilling protect: Summary of preliminary results

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Abstract

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 type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Hawaii scientific drilling protect: Summary of preliminary results
Series title:
GSA Today
Volume:
6
Issue:
8
Year Published:
1996
Language:
English
Publisher:
Geological Society of America
Description:
9 p.
First page:
1
Last page:
9
Country:
United States
State:
Hawaii