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Fragmented ore

Part of Hall of Planet Earth.

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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