JA Daily Science Report for Expedition 312, 29 November 2005


LOCATION: Site 1256


SCIENCE UPDATE: Cores 191R and 192R recovered three pieces (22 cm) of basalt from 1343.5 to 1353.1 mbsf representing an average recovery of 2.3%. Our pace of advance continues to be < 1 m/hr. We now have more than 5000 meters (3.1 miles; 248.6 chains; 2734 fathoms, 5468 yards; 49212 hands, 16,404 feet) of drill pipe suspended beneath the rig floor. We continue to struggle downward in our epic quest for gabbro.