Chemical and mineral compositions of hydrothermal sulfide deposits from the Lucky Strike hydrothermal field, Mid-Atlantic Ridge


Several hydrothermal sulfide structures were sampled using the Mir manned submersibles in the relatively shallow Lucky Strike vent field, Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Bathymetric position of these structures varies by approximately 100 m. Investigation of chemical and mineral compositions of hydrothermal ore occurrences led to the conclusion that the initial high-temperature ore-bearing solution ascending toward the surface became unstable and experienced phase separation beneath the ocean floor. The phase separation was responsible for bathymetric control of hydrothermal ore formation within the field.

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Creator Bogdanov, Yury A; Lein, Alla Yu; Sagalevich, Anatoly M; Ul'yanov, Alexander A; Dorofeev, S A; Ul'yanova, Nina V
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2006
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported;
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Resource Type Publication Series of Datasets; Collection
Format application/zip
Size 8 datasets
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-32.282W, 37.288S, -32.275E, 37.294N); Lucky Strike Hydrothermal Field