Daily Science Report: Friday February 17th

By Mike Cheadle

We are on the 6th day of our 9 day transit to Arica in Chile & all is well. We just spent five days sampling, whilst maintaining orientations, on the 413 rocks we collected, with approximately half of each sample been put aside for archiving and the other half cut into smaller pieces for the science team to make thin sections, and carry out geochgemical analysis. As the rocks are going to Scripps, Jeff (Gee) and his team will take their samples for magnetic studies back at home. On another front, the good ship Jackelope is currently heading for the Pitcairn Islands!  She covered over 128km yesterday and is heading just south of west.