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Stanton Seamount

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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): 
2002 towed video
Discovery References (text): 
SOLAVENTS FR03/2002 cruise summary (
Other References (text): 
McConachy (2002) Submarine Hydrothermal Processes in Volcanic Arcs, Back Arcs and Continental Shelf Settings in the SW Pacific (
[McConachy et al., CSIRO Exploration and Mining Rpt Cruise report 1026F, 402 pp., 2002].