Gorda Ridge

A Seafloor Spreading Center in the United States’ Exclusive Economic Zone

  • Gregory R. McMurray
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Martin R. Fisk, Katherine J. Howard
      Pages 3-17
  3. Gorda Ridge Mineral Potential

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Robert W. Collier, Edward T. Baker
      Pages 21-29
    3. David A. Clague, Peter A. Rona
      Pages 31-50
    4. Roger Hart, Jochen Hoefs, Douglas Pyle
      Pages 51-75
    5. Janet L. Morton, Randolph A. Koski, William R. Normark, Stephanie L. Ross
      Pages 77-92
    6. Mark L. Holmes, Robert A. Zierenberg
      Pages 93-115
    7. Joseph L. Ritchey, Nicholas Wetzel, Scott A. Stebbins, Benjamin W. Haynes
      Pages 143-152
  4. Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Christopher G. Fox
      Pages 169-177
    3. Alan D. Chave
      Pages 191-200
    4. Patrick J. C. Ryall
      Pages 201-210
    5. Michael J. Cruickshank
      Pages 211-221
  5. Benthic Ecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Andrew G. Carey Jr., Gary L. Taghon, David L. Stein, Peter A. Rona
      Pages 225-240
    3. S. Kim Juniper, Verena Tunnicliffe, Daniel Desbruyères
      Pages 265-278
    4. Cindy Lee Van Dover, J. Frederick Grassle, Michel Boudrias
      Pages 285-287
  6. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Gregory R. McMurray
      Pages 291-298
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 299-311

About these proceedings


Gorda Ridge presents a primarily technical summary of recent advances in seafloor research related to mineral exploration of the only seafloor spreading center within the United States' Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Spreading centers are known to be the locus of hydrothermal activity and to host mineral deposits of hydrothermal origin. The book includes sections on the results of mineral exploration on Gorda Ridge, the newest technologies for mineral exploration and sampling on the seafloor, and the evolving field of hydrothermal vent biology and ecology. What makes the book unique is that it is: 1) a site book, 2) a truly multidisciplinary summation of the state of the art in complementary areas of deep ocean geology and biology, and 3) a marker in the evolution of federal-state relations concerning ocean development.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gregory R. McMurray
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral IndustriesPortlandUSA
  2. 2.Dames & MoorePortlandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7937-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3258-2
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