Banded ore

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    • The ore body is composed mainly of zinc and copper-iron sulfide minerals. They formed around vents where hot, watery fluids entered the cold ocean. Layers were formed by the precipitation and settling of very fine crystals of sulfides onto the seafloor.

      Provided by Falconbridge Limited, Timmins, Ontario, Canada

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Minerals and Resources

      Keywords: Sulfides, Hydrothermal vents, Oceanography, Minerals, ore deposits

      Audience: General