TO: Tom Davies

FM: Jay Miller


JA Daily Science Report for Expedition 304, 20 December 2004.


LOCATION:  Site U1311 (alternate site AMHW-02A)

Hole U1311A
Latitude: 30° 10.609'N     Longitude: 42° 04.190'W
Water depth: 2541 mbsl


SCIENCE UPDATE: Coring was abandoned at Hole U1311A after >8 hr of rotation without getting back to the bottom of a 12 m deep hole. A single core barrel from the redrilled interval was curated as 304-U1311A-2G, containing a few cobbles of fresh, vesicular, moderately plagioclase-olivine phyric basalt. A brief subsea camera survey established the location for Hole U1311B ~ 100 m NNW of Hole U1311A.