Notes on Vent Field Description:
northern New Hebrides arc; SOLAVENTS FR03/2002 cruise summary: "abundant iron oxide hydrothermal precipitates and shimmering water", "Massive sulfide... and native sulfur was dredged from Stanton"; McConachy (2002): "Stanton Seamount is a particularly interesting discovery because possible intrusive rocks and stockwork veining suggestive of porphyry-copper-gold-style mineralization were recovered from a resurgent dome-crater complex within a larger caldera setting."
Notes Relevant to Biology:
SOLAVENTS FR03/2002 cruise summary: "abundant vent biota"
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
Discovery References (text):
SOLAVENTS FR03/2002 cruise summary (http://www.marine.csiro.au/datacentre/process/data_files/cruise_docs/fr200203sum.pdf).
Other References (text):
McConachy (2002) Submarine Hydrothermal Processes in Volcanic Arcs, Back Arcs and Continental Shelf Settings in the SW Pacific (http://smedg.org.au/McCJune02.pdf)
[McConachy et al., CSIRO Exploration and Mining Rpt Cruise report 1026F, 402 pp., 2002].