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Logatchev-1 hydrothermal field, Mid-Atlantic Ridge complex, Atlantic Ocean

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 14° 45' 1'' North , 44° 58' 6'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 14.75028,-44.96861
GeoHash:G#: e485btnye

Ultramafic-hosted field, consisting of active high-temperature vents located either on top of small mounds or associated with so-called smoking craters, a feature that is unique to this locality.
Mounds include - Irina, Irina II, Quest, Candelabra and Anna-Louise.

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- Mozgova, N.N., Krasnov, S.G., Batuyev, B.N. Borodaev, Y.S., Efimov, A.V., Markov, V.F., and Stephanova, T.V. (1996): The first report of cobalt pentlandite from a Mid-Atlantic Ridge hydrothermal deposit. Canadian Mineralogist 34, 23-28.
- Gablina, I.F., Semkova, T.A., Stepanova, T.V., and Gor'kova, N.V. (2006): Diagenetic Alterations of Copper Sulfides in Modern Ore-Bearing Sediments of the Logatchev-1 Hydrothermal Field (Mid-Atlantic Ridge 14°45'N). Lithology and Mineral Resources 41(1), 27-44.
- Pašava, J., Vymazalová, A., and Petersen, S. (2007): PGE fractionation in seafloor hydrothermal systems: examples from mafic- and ultramafic-hosted hydrothermal fields at the slow-spreading Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Mineralium Deposita 42, 423-431.

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