Downslope transport of metalliferous sediments along the East Pacific Rise during the late Miocene

The distribution of metalliferous sediments next to active spreading centres has scientific and economic interest1. Although metal-rich waters emanating from active hydrothermal vents have been traced in intermediate level water masses far beyond the ridge crest2, the greatest concentrations of metal oxides in sediments occur near the vents3. There, however… CONTINUE READING