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Loki's Castle

FeatureID: 
LokisCastle
Name Alias(es): 
Lokeslottet
LCHF
Temperature
Maximum Temperature: 
317
Location
Latitude: 
73.55
Longitude: 
8.15
Ocean: 
Region: 
National Jurisdiction: 
Depth (m)
Maximum or Single Reported Depth: 
2400
Tectonic setting: 
Full Spreading Rate (mm/a): 
15.1
Host Rock: 
basalt-hosted
Deposit Type: 
PMS
Notes on Vent Field Description: 
6 black smokers within 100-m radius; AS OF END 2009: MOST NORTHERLY BLACK SMOKERS; note: extinct field 30 km southwest of Loki's Castle is Mohnskatten (Mohn`s Treasure)
Notes Relevant to Biology: 
from press release: "Preliminary observations suggest that the ecosystem around these Arctic vents is diverse and appears to be unique, unlike the vent communities observed elsewhere"
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first): 
2008 ROV Bathysaurus
References
Discovery References (text): 
Rolf Pedersen press release 12 July 2008 (http://www.interridge.org/node/5581).
Pedersen, R., et al. (2009) Discovery of the Loki’s Castle vent field at the ultra-slow spreading Arctic mid-ocean ridge. Goldschmidt Conference abstract.
Other References (text): 
Baumberger, T. et al. (2008) Carbon and Sulphur Geochemistry of Rift Valley Sediments and Hydrothermal Fluids at the Ultra-Slow Spreading Southern Knipovich Ridge. Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract T42B-08
Pedersen et al. (2009, in press) Hydrothermal activity at the Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge. AGU Monograph.
Eickmann, B., et al. (2010) Barite chimneys from two hydrothermal sites along the slow-spreading Arctic Ridge system: Initial isotope and mineralogical results. AGU Fall Meeting Abstract #OS21A-1482.