Hawaii scientific drilling protect: Summary of preliminary results

D. DePaolo, E. Stolper, D. Thomas, F. Albarède, O. Chadwick, D. Clague, M. Feigenson, F. Frey, M. Garcia, A. Hofmann, B. L. Ingram, B. M. Kennedy, J. Kirschvink, M. Kurz, C. Laj, J. Lockwood, K. Ludwig, T. McEvilly, R. Moberly, G. MooreJ. Moore, R. Morin, F. Paillet, P. Renne, M. Rhodes, M. Tatsumoto, H. Taylor, G. Walker, R. Wilkins

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)x1-8
JournalGSA Today
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geology


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