Abiogenic Hydrocarbon Production at Lost City Hydrothermal Field

@article{Proskurowski2008AbiogenicHP,
  title={Abiogenic Hydrocarbon Production at Lost City Hydrothermal Field},
  author={G. Proskurowski and M. Lilley and J. S. Seewald and G. Frueh-Green and E. Olson and J. Lupton and S. Sylva and D. Kelley},
  journal={Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={319},
  pages={604 - 607}
}
  • G. Proskurowski, M. Lilley, +5 authors D. Kelley
  • Published 2008
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Science
  • Low-molecular-weight hydrocarbons in natural hydrothermal fluids have been attributed to abiogenic production by Fischer-Tropsch type (FTT) reactions, although clear evidence for such a process has been elusive. Here, we present concentration, and stable and radiocarbon isotope, data from hydrocarbons dissolved in hydrogen-rich fluids venting at the ultramafic-hosted Lost City Hydrothermal Field. A distinct “inverse” trend in the stable carbon and hydrogen isotopic composition of C1 to C4… CONTINUE READING
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