Modern black smokers, like ancient black smokers, contain complex mixtures of fine crystals of iron, copper, and zinc sulfides. The images to the left are high-magnification views of the polished surface of a piece of Finn, one of the sulfide chimneys collected for this exhibition.
Topic: Earth Science
Subtopic: Minerals and Resources
Keywords: Hydrothermal vents, Minerals, Ocean bottom, Oceanography