Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Presentation information

International Session (Poster)

Symbol S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-IT Science of the Earth's Interior & Techtonophysics

[S-IT09] Hard-Rock Drilling: Oceanic Lithosphere to Continental Crust Formation

Mon. May 23, 2016 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL6)

Convener:*Yoshihiko Tamura(R & D Center for Ocean Drilling Science, Japan Agency for Maine-Earth Science and Technology), Tomoaki Morishita(School of Natural System, Colleage of Science and Technology, Kanazawa University), Susanne Straub(Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia Univ., USA), Takashi Sano(Department of Geology and Paleontology, National Museum of Nature and Science), Susumu Umino(Department of Earth Sciences, Kanazawa University), Eiichi TAKAZAWA(Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Niigata University), Katsuyoshi Michibayashi(Institute of Geosciences, Shizuoka University)

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

[SIT09-P02] Preliminary result of the physical properties and downhole measurements during IODP Exp. 360 Indian Ridge Lower Crust and Moho

*Natsue Abe1, Benoit Ildefonse2, Donna K. Blackman3, Henry J.B. Dick4, Christopher J. MacLeod5, Science Party IODP Exp.3606 (1.R&D Center for Ocean Drilling Science Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, 2.Laboratorie Geosciences Montpellier, Universite Montpellier 2, 3.Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, 4.Woods Hole Oceanography Institution, 5.Department of Earth Sciences, Cardiff University, 6.IODP)

Keywords:IODP, Moho, SW Indian Ridge, Slow spreading ridge

IODP Expedition 360 Phase I of the Nature of the Lower Crust and Moho at Slower Spreading Ridges (SloMo) project of a Multi-Leg Drilling Project was conducted drilling into the lower crustal gabbroic rocks at Atlantis Bank, and penetrated from the top of ocean floor to 798.7 mbsf. The cored interval is 742.7m and total recovered core length 469.65 m (63.2% recovery). Olivine gabbro is the dominant lithology of the recovered core samples, followed in gabbro, oxide gabbro, and oxide-bearing gabbro. Lithological variation is small in the core samples. In order to understand the petrophysics of the site, we measured physical properties on the whole round and splitted half sections and, discrete samples and also took three runs of wire-line logging; Triple-combo, FMS and UBI.
Phase II of the SloMo has proposed to drill 6 km through MOHO by the CHIKYU. In the meeting, we would like to present the preliminary results, especially of the petrophysical measurements, of IODP Expedition 360 and the future perspective leading to Phase II of the SloMo, a mantle drilling into ultraslow-spreading ridges.