Blog Posts Tagged "Interstitial Water"

Yinazao Seamount, and the Perils of Drilling on Hillsides

Well, it took more than a day to get core on deck! 

Geek Blog 1, from the summit of Yinazao: What IS the deal with Mariana Serpentinites?

OK - several blogs ago I promised to explain why this was THE Expedition I always wanted to be on, with the teaser that it had a lot to do with Serpentinite. 

Serpentinite, formally defined, is a rock made mostly of Serpentine, Serpentine is a common mineral formed during the metamorphism of olivine-rich rocks.