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Wagner Basin

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Canet et al. (2010): Location of the barite- and pyrite-rich sediments, "Based on tectonics, heat flow and seep geochemical data from neighbouring basins, we postulate that the driving force of the above activity is an intense emission of gas and a high geothermal flow associated with incipient formation of oceanic crust."; email from P. Dando 2010: "We were unable to measure temperatures on the bottom but ... [we] recovered hot rocks in grabs."; note that Bird (2003) classifies this location as CTF continental transform fault, but we are classifying here as nascent rift, thus choosing mid-ocean ridge as the tectonic setting category
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Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first): 
2007 echosounder and grab samples
Discovery References (text): 
Canet, C., R.M. Prol-Ledesma, P.R. Dando, V. Vázquez-Figueroa, E. Shumilin, E. Birosta, A. Sánchez, C.J. Robinson, A. Camprubí, E. Tauler (2010) Discovery of massive seafloor gas seepage along the Wagner Fault, northern Gulf of California. Sedimentary Geology 228: 292–303.
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