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Hot brines and recent iron deposits in deeps of the Red Sea

Open-File Report 65-180

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Abstract

Sedimentary iron and heavy-metal deposits of undetermined size have been found in the middle of the Red Sea some 2000 meters below the surface of the sea (Fig. 1). This discovery has been made from the Research Vessel Atlantis II, which is still at sea engaged in a series of oceanographic investigations which ultimately will end in November 1965, after the ship has circumnavigated the globe. The discovery is significant because the environment and the processes controlling deposition of heavy metals are observable and appear to be still active.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Hot brines and recent iron deposits in deeps of the Red Sea
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
65-180
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1965
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description:
18, [21], leaves :ill., map ;28 cm.