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Red clay deposits

BRSMG-Cc6156

Holding institution:

Donor:

F G Pearcey

Licence:

Open Government Licence

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

26 February 1873 - 26 February 1873

Form:

Sample

Type status:

No

Station:

9

Station/Area Information

Station:

9

Date collected:

26/02/1873

Area:

North-West of Cape Verde

Water body:

Eastern Central Atlantic Ocean

FAO:

34

Depth (Fathoms):

3150 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

23.38

Decimal Longitude:

-35.18

Surface Temperature:

69°F

Bottom Temperature:

36.8°F

Gear:

Dredge

Sediment sample:

Red clay

Specific Gravity at water bottom:

1.02857

Specific Gravity at water surface:

1.02656

Notes:

Label reads: Red Clay. Lat 23? 23'N Long 35?10'W. (Atlantic). Depth 3150 fathoms. (Dried as obtained).
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