Fragmented ore

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    • Underwater steam explosions and the collapse of the vent structures resulted in great piles of fragmented sulfides. These were later transformed into the ore seen here when iron- and zinc-rich waters reacted with the sulfide fragments and cemented them together.

      Provided by Falconbridge Limited, Timmins, Ontario, Canada

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Minerals and Resources

      Keywords: Sulfides, Natural resources, Hydrogeology, ore deposits

      Audience: General