Evolution of an active sea-floor massive sulphide deposit

@article{You1998EvolutionOA,
  title={Evolution of an active sea-floor massive sulphide deposit},
  author={C.-F. You and Mike J Bickle},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1998},
  volume={394},
  pages={668-671}
}
Hydrothermal circulation at oceanic spreading ridges causes sea water to penetrate to depths of 2 to 3 km in the oceanic crust where it is heated to ∼400 °C before venting at spectacular ‘black smokers’. These hydrothermal systems exert a strong influence on ocean chemistry1, yet their structure, longevity and magnitude remain largely unresolved2. The active Transatlantic Geotraverse (TAG) deposit, at 26° N on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, is one of the largest, oldest and most intensively studied of… CONTINUE READING

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