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Baily's Beads

Vent Sites: 
Baily's Beads
Valentine Valley
Location
Latitude: 
-13.28
Longitude: 
-14.41
Ocean: 
Region: 
National Jurisdiction: 
Depth (m)
Maximum or Single Reported Depth: 
2288
Tectonic setting: 
Full Spreading Rate (mm/a): 
33.7
Host Rock: 
NotProvided
Deposit Type: 
NotProvided
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Notes on Vent Field Description: 
Tao et al. (2010): "This venting field lies on an N-S fissure belt in the axial uplift. Black smoker was video recorded while no hydrothermal fauna was found. According to the X-ray diffraction analysis, the sulfides collected by TV-Grab mainly consist of sphalerite and marcasite."; InterRidge e-news 2011: "Valentine Valley field is located at 14.41°W, 13.25°S and is about 4 km south of the Baily's Beads 2009 field"
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first): 
2009 towed video
References
Discovery References (text): 
Tao, C., et al. (2010) Two hydrothermal active vents were found at 13.2°S and 14°S of South Mid-Atlantic Ridge. AGU Fall Meeting abstract #OS33F-07.
Tao, C.H., Li, H.M., Yang Y.M., et al. (2011) Two southernmost hydrothermal fields found on the South Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Science China Earth Sciences, in press.