Cross section of a hydrothermal vent chimney

Cross section of a hydrothermal vent chimney

Detailed Description

Cross section of a hydrothermal vent chimney from East Diamante Caldera in the Mariana volcanic arc, west Pacific Ocean, collected during a 2010 research cruise. Most of the sample is zinc sulfide. Silica lines the conduit through which the water flowed; a trace of iron imparts the yellow color. 

Details

Image Dimensions: 1500 x 1303

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US