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Red Sea Rift, 18 N

Activity: 
Location
Latitude: 
17.9667
Longitude: 
40.0667
Ocean: 
Region: 
National Jurisdiction: 
Depth (m)
Maximum or Single Reported Depth: 
1500
Tectonic setting: 
Full Spreading Rate (mm/a): 
16.7
Host Rock: 
NotProvided
Deposit Type: 
NotProvided
Notes on Vent Field Description: 
intracontinental rift; southern Red Sea Rift; Monin et al. (1982): "The only hydrothermal traces found within the polygon were infrequent samples of hydrothermal rocks dredged from the hollow south of the K-II summit (see Fig. 3) and a black sulphide iron ore sample found in the same place during the 69th dive of the Pisces."
Notes Relevant to Biology: 
NotProvided
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first): 
1980 submersible Pisces XI (deposits only)
References
Discovery References (text): 
(deposits only) Monin et al., (1982) Red sea submersible research expedition. Deep Sea Research Part A 29: 361-373, doi:10.1016/0198-0149(82)90100-5.