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Fossils of hydrothermal vent worms from Cretaceous sulfide ores of the Samail ophiolite, Oman

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Abstract

Fossil worm tubes of Cretaceous age preserved in the Bayda massive sulfide deposit of the Samail ophiolite, Oman, are apparently the first documented examples of fossils embedded in massive sulfide deposits from the geologic record. The geologic setting of the Bayda deposit and the distinctive mineralogic and textural features of the fossiliferous samples suggest that the Bayda sulfide deposit and fossil fauna are remnants of a Cretaceous sea-floor hydrothermal vent similar to modern hot springs on the East Pacific Rise and the Juan de Fuca Ridge.

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Publication type:
Article
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Journal Article
Title:
Fossils of hydrothermal vent worms from Cretaceous sulfide ores of the Samail ophiolite, Oman
Series title:
Science
Volume
223
Issue:
4643
Year Published:
1984
Language:
English
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Journal Article
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Science
First page:
1407
Last page:
1409