JA Daily Science Report for Expedition 312, 04 December 2005


LOCATION: Site 1256


SCIENCE UPDATE: Hole 1256D was reentered with a fishing array consisting of a 9 inch Bowen fishing magnet and 2 junk baskets.  Fill was encountered 90 m above the bottom of the hole and the magnet was washed ahead to the bottom. After a few hours of fishing, the pipe was tripped and the fishing tools returned to the ship, where portions of the cones and bits of metal were recovered from the magnet. After diligent sieving and magnetic separation by the scientists a total of ~2 kg of metal was retrieved. A mill and 2 junk baskets were returned to the hole to pulverize any remaining junk.