Modern hydrothermal activity, formation of complex massive sulfide deposits and associated vent communities in the Manus back-arc basin (Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea)

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Authors:Tufar, Werner
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Philipps-Univ. Marburg, Fachber. Geowiss., Marburg, Federal Republic of Germany
Volume Title:Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Geologischen Gesellschaft
Source:Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Geologischen Gesellschaft, Vol.82, p.183-210. Publisher: Österreichischen Geologischen Gesellschaft, Vienna, Austria. ISSN: 0251-7493
Publication Date:1989
Note:In English with German summary; illus. incl. 2 tables, geol. sketch maps
Summary:During the German OLGA II cruise of R.V. Sonne, several hydrothermal fields with mineralizations were discovered at the Manus spreading centre. Hydrothermal chimneys were recovered, also from active smokers. They predominantly consist of complex massive sulphides rich in Zn with some Cu and in places some Pb. Associated with the active sulphide smokers is an abundant and diverse, in part new fauna described in detail. [K.v.G.]
Subjects:Anthozoa; Arthropoda; Back-arc basins; Basins; Bathymetry; Black smokers; Chemical composition; Cnidaria; Copper; Gastropoda; Hydrothermal vents; Iron; Lead; Metals; Mineralization; Mollusca; Ocean floors; Porifera; Sea-floor spreading; Silica; Sulfides; Zinc; Australasia; Bismarck Sea; Manus Basin; Pacific Ocean; Papua New Guinea; South Pacific; Southwest Pacific; West Pacific; Coelenterata; Invertebrata; Polychaetia; Vermes
Abstract Numbers:92M/2681
Record ID:1993042703
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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