7 Sediments Sediments and Mid-Atlantic Ridge Rock
12" high x 6.5" wide
There were never many "samplers'; it's an amazing success of each material doing what it's good at. Central fish surrounded by a band of blue glass framed by Earth crust slurry that self-organized into these bricks after the water evaporated and after the intense kiln heat drove the chemical water.
Back is glazed with Hydrate Ridge, a sample taken when researchers combed the seafloor looking for a lost seismometer off the coast of Oregon.