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Suakin Deep

FeatureID: 
SuakinDeep
Activity: 
Location
Latitude: 
19.6333
Longitude: 
38.7333
Ocean: 
Region: 
National Jurisdiction: 
Depth (m)
Maximum or Single Reported Depth: 
2850
Minimum Depth: 
2800
Tectonic setting: 
Full Spreading Rate (mm/a): 
15.3
Host Rock: 
E-MORB, evaporites, sediments
Deposit Type: 
NFS, metalliferous muds (including sulfide facies)
Notes on Vent Field Description: 
intracontinental rift; brine pool with Fe oxide & manganiferous muds, including minor sulfide facies
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first): 
1972 deposits only
References
Discovery 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
Baumann et al., Geologische Rundschau, 62, 684-697, 1973]