LTH, Fe oxide, silica Mn oxide deposits
Notes on Vent Field Description:
from old InterRidge vents database: "active fields (50 m diameter) with deposits of Fe oxides, amorphous silica, and Mn oxides"; this location is on the East Rift overlapping spreading center
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
1993 submersible Nautile (or earlier)
Discovery References (text):
Hekinian, R., et al. (1996) Petrology of the Easter microplate region in the South Pacific. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 72: 259-289.