Notes on Vent Field Description:
dredged massive sulfide in peridotite, >4000 m depth; Snow et al. (2001): "Dredge Station 088 brought up ~30 kg of hydrothermal sulfide deposits, related alteration products and hydrothermal sediments. The largest piece is a solid boulder comprised of 100% massive hydrothermal pyrite weighing 18kg", "Because the discovery of this field was not preceded by water column measurements or television survey and was thus completely fortuitous we decided to name it the “Lucky B” field, a deliberate reference to the also fortuitous Lucky Strike field further south"
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
Discovery References (text):
Snow et al. (2001) Magmatic and hydrothermal activity in Lena Trough, Arctic Ocean. Eos, Trans. AGU 82: 193-198.