Other ID: 84-4
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Samana Bay, Puerto Plata, Manzanillo, Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): N. Terence Edgar, Rafael W. Rodriguez
Information Specialist(s): PARTNER
Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Boomer
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Identify heavy mineral deposits on the insular shelf of the Dominican Republic.
Start Date: 1984-09-26
Start Port/Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
End Date: 1984-10-15
End Port/Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Equipment Used: Boomer, Water gun (wh), Air gun, Grab sampler - Shipek, Corer - slow, Alpine Vibracorer, Raytheon radar, Single channel hydrophone
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: This was the second cruise to the Dominican Republic as part of the five-year agreement between USGS and DGM. We returned to Samana Bay for seismic equipment of greater penetration in order to see basement. We didn't. The thickness of sediment here appears to be similar to the Cibao Valley (within the same structural trend on-shore) where cores have penetrated more than 7 km of sediment. In the Manzanillo-Monte Cristi area we concentrated our studies on a spit where heavy minerals (particularly titanius) have been concentrated. We evaluated the extent of this deposit offshore. Shipek grab samples: 40; Beach samples: 14; Piston cores: 12; Vibracores: 4.
Staff: N. Terence Edgar, Nelson Espinell, Carlos Goenaga, Gregory Miller, Jose R. Muniz, Rafael W. Rodriguez, Juan Luis Trias
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Terry Edgar, Rafael Rodriguez, Greg Miller, Juan Trias, Jose Muniz, Nelson Espinell, Ramon Alonso, Carlos Geonaga, Gaspar Perez, O. Vazquez, E. Hernandez, G. Nakasu, A. Melo, F. Rivera. Data Curator: USGS-PR.