Hydrothermal Metal Deposits from the Oceanic Rifts: A Classification

  • Enrico Bonatti
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 12)


Much ground has been covered since the early suggestions by Skornyakova (1964), Arrhenius and Bonatti (1965), Bonatti and Joensuu (1966), and Bostrom and Peterson (1966) that metal concentrations are formed along mid-ocean ridges due to hydrothermal activity. The most spectacular of these developments have been, of course, the direct observation and sampling by submersible of the Galapagos Rift warm springs and related metal concentrations (Corliss et al., 1979), and of the 21°N East Pacific Rise hot vents and associated metal sulfide deposits (Francheteau et al., 1979).


Magma Chamber Hydrothermal Fluid Metal Sulfide Sulfide Deposit Hydrothermal Solution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Enrico Bonatti
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  1. 1.Lamont Doherty Geological Observatory of Columbia UniversityPalisadesUSA

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