Modern Seafloor Hydrothermal Systems: New Perspectives on Ancient Ore-Forming Processes.

Petersen, Sven , Lehrmann, Berit and Murton, Bramley J. (2018) Modern Seafloor Hydrothermal Systems: New Perspectives on Ancient Ore-Forming Processes. Elements, 14 (5). pp. 307-312. DOI 10.2138/gselements.14.5.307.

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Abstract

Seafloor massive sulfides are deposits of metal-bearing minerals that form on and below the seabed as a result of heated seawater interacting with oceanic crust. These occurrences are more variable than previously thought, and this variability is not necessarily reflected in the analogous volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits that are preserved in the ancient rock record. The geological differences affect both the geochemistry and the size of seafloor massive sulfide deposits. Current knowledge of the distribution, tonnage, and grade of seafloor massive sulfides is inadequate to rigorously assess their global resource potential due to the limitations in exploration and assessment technologies and to our current understanding of their 3-D characteristics.

Document Type: Article
Funder compliance: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/604500
Keywords: marine minerals, seafloor massive sulfides, exploration, drilling
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB4 Dynamics of the Ocean Floor > FB4-MUHS > Marine Mineralische Rohstoffe
OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB4 Dynamics of the Ocean Floor > FB4-MUHS
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Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.2138/gselements.14.5.307
ISSN: 1811-5209
Projects: Blue Mining
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Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2018 10:39
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 09:06
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/44508

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