Notes on Vent Field Description:
Nautilus Minerals press release, January 14, 2010: "Solwara 19 occurs within the Sherburne Rifts region of the central Bismarck Sea approximately 150km WSW of Solwara 10. The system defined comprises a northerly trending zone of barite chimneys outcropping for approximately 110m, situated on a mound ESE of a large "old" caldera system."
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
2009 commercial ROV Fugro FV300 (activity not confirmed)
Discovery References (text):
Nautilus Minerals press release, January 14, 2010.
Other References (text):
SRK Consulting (2011) Nautilus Minerals Incorporated NI43-101 Technical Report 2010 PNG, Tonga, Fiji, Solomon Islands, New Zealand, Vanuatu and the ISA. Document Reference: NAT007 Nautilus 43-101 Technical Report 2011 Rev3.docx.