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Volcanic sand deposits

BRSMG-Cc6109

Holding institution:

Donor:

F G Pearcey

Licence:

Open Government Licence

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

18 August 1873 - 18 August 1873

Form:

Sample

Type status:

No

Station:

177

Station/Area Information

Station:

177

Date collected:

18/08/1874

Area:

Api Island, New Hebrides

Water body:

Coral Sea

FAO:

71

Depth (Fathoms):

125 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

-16.75

Decimal Longitude:

168.12

Surface Temperature:

78.7°F

Bottom Temperature:

0°F

Gear:

Dredge

Sediment sample:

Volcanic sand

Notes:

Label reads: Beach sand. (Volcanic) Api, New Ebrides. 1875. Pearcey's signature. Additional label: Sept 1875. Note1: Date must be incorrect. Challenger visited Api in August 1874. Note2: Api now Epi. New Ebrides now Vanuatu.
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