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Chimney Roane

The Chimney Roane

The Chimney Roane

  • Exhibition Text

    • Roane contains a complex series of interconnected channels and isolated voids.  Some of the channels are lined with the yellow, metallic copper-iron sulfide chalcopyrite, which forms only at temperatures approaching 300 degrees Centigrade.  The small black crystals lining most of the channels are the zinc sulfide wurtzite, which forms at a lower temperature.  The temperature of the water seeping from the top of Roane was 196 degrees Centigrade.

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Ocean

      Keywords: Hydrothermal vents, Minerals, Ocean bottom, Oceanography, Pacific Ocean

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