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MTJ, PAPATUA

Name Alias(es): 
Mangatolu Triple Junction
Kings Triple Junction
MGDS_FeatureID lowest in hierarchy: 
Activity: 
Latitude: 
-15.3333
Longitude: 
-174.6667
Location on map: 
Ocean: 
Region: 
National Jurisdiction: 
Maximum or Single Reported Depth (mbsl): 
2100
Minimum Depth (mbsl): 
2000
Tectonic setting: 
Full Spreading Rate (mm/a): 
106.4
Volcano Number (if applicable): 
Host Rock: 
BABB, MORB, low-K andesite
Deposit Type: 
PMS, polymetallic massive sulfides
Notes on Vent Field Description: 
(from 2006 InterRidge vents database): "widespread vent fields with local active sulfide deposits, and numerous low-temperature Fe oxide and silica chimneys"; Merle et al. (2008): tow MTJ, t08c06
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first): 
1986 PAPATUA Expedition deposits only; 2008 plume only
Discovery References (text): 
Hawkins, J. (1986) "Black smoker" vent chimneys. Eos, Trans. AGU, 67(17): 430, accessed 5 May 2015: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/EO067i017p00430-02/pdf.
[Lisitsyn et al., International Geology Review, 34, 828-847, 1992, HYDROTHERMAL FORMATIONS IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE LAU BASIN, PACIFIC OCEAN.]
Other References (text): 
Merle, S., et al. (2008) Northeast Lau Basin, R/V Thompson Expedition TN227, November 13-28, 2008, Apia to Apia, Western Samoa. Cruise report. Accessed 8 May 2015, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/eoi/laubasin/documents/tn227-nelau-report-final.pdf.