Topic: Earth Science
Subtopic: Minerals and Resources
Keywords: Hydrogeology, Natural resources, ore deposits, Sulfides
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