We evaluate how two-dimensional (2D) seismic and controlled source electromagnetic (CSEM) imaging, both vintage and modern, might help improve geological understanding of, and exploration for, SMS deposits along part of the Mohns Ridge segment of the ultraslow-spreading Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge. Mohns Ridge has been the subject of academic studies for the past 60 years. These have revealed that the plate boundary has a complex morphology, rifting and spreading history. Mohns Ridge is in deep water (2000-3500 m) and is an ultraslow-spreading ridge which contains significant proven resources of seafloor massive sulfide (SMS) mineral deposits.
Vetle Vinje, Marit Stokke Bauck, Hao Jiang, Carsten Scholl, Steve Edwards, Sarah Hill, Federico Buriola, Richard Wombell