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Sand deposits

BRSMG-Cc6144

Holding institution:

Donor:

F G Pearcey

Licence:

Open Government Licence

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

29 September 1874 - 2 October 1874

Form:

Sample

Type status:

No

Station/Area Information

Date collected:

29 September 1874 - 2 October 1874

Area:

Off Banda, Maluku, Indonesia

Water body:

Banda Sea

Depth (Fathoms):

17 fathoms

Notes:

Label reads: Calcareous foraminiferal sand. With volcanic debri. Off Banda, Spice Islands. 17 fathoms. In pencil inside box: 10-10-74. Note: Date perhaps incorrect? In the reports (summary of results) the Challenger remained at Banda from 29th September until October 2nd 1874 - here they did dredgings at 17 fathoms with sediment being volcanic sand/gravel. On the 10th October the Challenger was at Amboina, not Banda - there were dredgings between 15 and 130 fathoms though this was shells and sand - no mention of volcanic debri.
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