Two dredges and more multi beam surveying were the order of the day as we started to move from the obliquely spreading segment into a more normal spreading segment in the eastern part of our survey area.
And hey presto, we discovered another new, corrugated core complex. Clearly the classic, corrugated, core complexes are more prevalent in the more magma rich segments - the Goldilocks hypothesis of Brian Tucholke and Roger Buck.
The over night dredge (no. 28) on Mylonite Ridge recovered largely undeformed harzburgites, with carbonate veins. And dredge 29 on the collapsing side of our new core complex recovered small pieces of serpentinite and basalt.
One and a half days of surveying and one more day of dredging remains, before we turn for home.