Black smoker

  • Exhibition Text

    • 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.

      AMNH collection

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Minerals and Resources

      Keywords: Hydrothermal vents, Oceanography, Ocean bottom, Minerals

      Audience: General