The Baikal Rift Zone, or fracture zone
, is also special because it is located 3000km away from the nearest tectonic plate boundary.
Geological evolution and the tectonic relationship between the Owen Fracture Zone
and the Gulf of Aden are of critical importance to the study of their sedimentations.
The most recent data show, for example, that the Eltanin fracture zone
system in the South Pacific is much longer than previously thought, according to Marsh.
Its first contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules in the Clarion Clipperton Fracture Zone
was signed in June 2001.
What's more, the researchers think they see evidence in fracture zone
structure for global changes in plate motions every few million years.
Petuch thinks an asteroid hit near the Everglades' southern tip, creating the fracture zone
and leading to the sedimentary patterns shown in the cross section above.
The licence will allow exploration for polymetallic nodules at a site within the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone
of the Pacific.
The application is sponsored by the Government of the Cook Islands, The area under application is the reserved area portion of the G-TEC Sea Mineral Resources NV claim area in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone
of the Pacific Ocean approved in July 2012.
These two new fracture zones
are below the first fracture zone
that was tested over a 72 hour test flowed at an average of 948 BOPD.