Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Cross section view of the base of one of the
active chimneys recovered by Jason II at the 5 Towers vent field.
The brass-colored mineral lining the central orifice of the chimney is
the copper sulfide chalcopyrite.
Image ID: expl1559, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect Photo Date: 2006 May 1 Credit: Submarine ROF 2006, NOAA Vents Program