Notes on Vent Field Description:
Han et al. (2010): "farthest west and the shallowest sulfide deposit yet reported at the SWIR", "sampling site is currently inactive, with no biota observed and no significant hydrothermal anomalies. The sulfide samples mainly consist of sphalerite, wurtzite, pyrite, chalcopyrite and secondary copper minerals", R/V Dayangyihao Cruise DY115-21, Leg 7
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
2010 video sled, plume survey, and geological sampling all suggest inactive
Discovery References (text):
Han, X., et al. (2010) Discovery of a Hydrothermal Sulfide Deposit on the Southwest Indian Ridge at 49.2°E. AGU Fall Meeting Abstract #OS21C-1531.