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Glauconite deposits

BRSMG-Cc6082

Holding institution:

Donor:

F G Pearcey

Licence:

Open Government Licence

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

18 December 1873 - 18 December 1873

Form:

Sample

Type status:

No

Station:

142

Station/Area Information

Station:

142

Date collected:

18/12/1873

Area:

Off SW of Cape of Good Hope

Water body:

Southeast Atlantic Ocean

FAO:

47

Depth (Fathoms):

150-253 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

-35.07

Decimal Longitude:

18.62

Surface Temperature:

65.5°F

Bottom Temperature:

47°F

Gear:

Dredge

Sediment sample:

Green sand

Specific Gravity at water bottom:

1.02796

Notes:

Label reads: Green sand nodules from Agulhas Bank. Cape of Good Hope. 253 fathoms. Note: Depth for this station (142) is 150 fathoms so unsure where 253 has come from
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