VSD, vein and disseminated sulfides
Notes on Vent Field Description:
vein and disseminated sulfides in altered basalt; Beltenev et al. (2002): "presence of stockwork sulphide mineralization on the corner rise located at the rift valley/ Marathon Fault junction at 12 48’N was mentioned by P.A.Rona (1986) and later confirmed during cruise 9 of the R/V Akademik Nikolai Strakhov (Raznitsyn et al., 1991)."
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
Discovery References (text):
[Rona et al., EOS Trans AGU, 63, 1014, 1982]
Other References (text):
Beltenev et al. (2002) New data on hydrothermal activity in the area of 12 57’N, MAR: initial results of the R/V Professor Logatchev cruise 20. InterRidge News 11(1): 38-40.