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The SuSu Knolls hydrothermal field, eastern Manus basin, Papua New Guinea: An active submarine high-sulfidation copper-gold system

Yeats, Christopher; Parr, Joanna; Binns, Raymond; Gemmell, J. Bruce; Scott, Steven


SuSu Knolls comprises three steep-sided conical volcanic peaks, standing on a N-NW-trending ridge in the eastern Manus basin, a complex zone of convergence between the major Indo-Australian and Pacific plates. The knolls consist of three porphyritic andesite-to-dacite domes, each 1.0 to 1.5 km in diameter, with crests ranging from 1,150 to 1,520 m below sea level. An intense hydrothermal plume, with peak transmission anomalies in excess of 40%, originates from SuSu Knolls, and associated...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Economic Geology; Bulletin of the Society of Economic Geologists


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