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Discovery Deep

FeatureID: 
DiscoveryDeep
Activity: 
Temperature
Maximum Temperature: 
45
Location
Latitude: 
21.283
Longitude: 
38.05
Ocean: 
Region: 
National Jurisdiction: 
Depth (m)
Maximum or Single Reported Depth: 
2100
Tectonic setting: 
Full Spreading Rate (mm/a): 
14.1
Host Rock: 
E-MORB, evaporites, sediments
Deposit Type: 
PMS
Notes on Vent Field Description: 
intracontinental rift; [note: M. Hannington lists in Atlantis II area, but Miller et al. (1966) separates the two areas]; Chain Deep is also located nearby [Backer & Schoell (1972)]
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first): 
1965 "confirmed" hot brine and cored seafloor, but see Table 1 in Miller et al. (1966) for historical measurements
References
Discovery References (text): 
Miller et al. (1966) Hot brines and recent iron deposits in deeps of the Red Sea. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 30: 341-350
[Degans and Ross (eds.), 1969, Hot Brines and Recent Heavy Metal Deposits in the Red Sea. A Geochemical and Geophysical Account. Springer-Verlag, New York, xii + 600 pp.]
Other References (text): 
[H. Backer and M. Schoell, New Deeps with brines and metalliferous sediments in the Red Sea, Nature Phys. Sci. 240 (1972) 153-158
Anschutz and Blanc, 1996
Hartmann et al., 1998]