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Hawaii Scientific Drilling Project: Summary of Preliminary Results

DePaolo, D. and Stolper, E. and Thomas, D. (1996) Hawaii Scientific Drilling Project: Summary of Preliminary Results. GSA Today, 6 (8). pp. 1-8. ISSN 1052-5173.

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Petrological, geochemical, geomagnetic, and volcanological characterization of the recovered core from a 1056-m-deep well into the flank of the Mauna Kea volcano in Hilo, Hawaii, and downhole logging and fluid sampling have provided a unique view of the evolution and internal structure of a major oceanic volcano unavailable from surface exposures. Core recovery was ~90%, yielding a time series of fresh, subaerial lavas extending back to ~400 ka. Results of this 1993 project provide a basis for a more ambitious project to core drill a well 4.5 km deep in a nearby location with the goal of recovering an extended, high-density stratigraphic sequence of lavas.

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