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Piip Submarine Volcano

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Vent Sites: 
North Peak
South Peak
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Host Rock: 
andesite to dacite
Deposit Type: 
LTH, silica, barite, anhydrite, carbonate mounds
Notes on Vent Field Description: 
depth: 382 m (North Peak), 450-500 m (South Peak); hydrothermally active seamount; two shallow summit craters; several active vents and silica, anhydrite, calcite, barite mounds and chimneys with minor pyrite; black smokers at northern cone; tectonic setting alternatively listed as seamount adjacent to back-arc spreading center or fore-arc volcano
Notes Relevant to Biology: 
Vesicomyidae and non-endemics; bacterial mats
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first): 
1990 Mir submersible; 1981 R/V "Vulcanolog" cruise; 1987 (or 1986) echo-sounder fluid discharge
Discovery References (text): 
Taran et al. (1992) Isotopic composition of mineral precipitates and free gas associated with hydrothermal vents of Piip submarine volcano, Bering Sea. Geochem. J. 26: 291-297.
Other References (text): 
[Bogdanova et al. (1990) Hydrothermal deposits from Piip submarine volcano, Komandorskii Basin. Volc Seism, 11: 354-373 (English translation)]
[Sagalevitch et al. (1992) Hydrothermal manifestations of the submarine Piip's volcano. Izvestiya RAN, Ser. Geol. 9: 104-114]
[Sagalevitch et al. Internat. Geol. Rev. 34, 1200-1209, 1992]
Glasby, GP et al. (2006) Submarine hydrothermal activity and mineralization on the Kurile and western Aleutian island arcs, N.W. Pacific. Mar Geol 231(1-4): 163-180.