Piip is a submarine volcano close to the eastern coast of Kamchatka Russia. (Latitude: 55.4200, Longitude: 167.3300) It rises from around 2500 m dept to around 300 meters below sea level.
The last eruption is guessed to have happened around 5000 BC but there are areas with lots of gas emmision and Black Smokers.
NAME THAT VOLCANO RIDDLE by Suzie!
The prime minister and the volcanologist were having a heated debate about health and safety issues.
”You are grossly over estimating the danger” shouted AP in frustration.
”Yes its active but it has not erupted for a few thousand years, and the local fishing community, who admittedly get a bit confused about their birthdays, stay safe by holding hands!”
”Ahhhh but you are forgetting something important” retorted BP immediately ”smoking kills!”
Ants Piip an Estonian Prime Minister and Boris Piip a Russian volcanologist are both accredited by Wiki as possibly having this marine volcano named after them. It is c60 kms from Bering Island, Kamchatka.. The Islands only claim to fame is its large and thriving colony of sea otters – who form rafts at sea at night by holding hands in order to protect themselves from predators! It has not erupted for at least 7,000 years but is classified as active due to its large number of black smokers!
So the answer was: Piip
A rock sampling took place several times and mostly Dactite, Andesite and Pumice were recovered. http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/aro/russian-american/Rock-sediment-Piip-submarine-volcano.htm
Here is short version of a paper on the geology:
Magnesian Andesites and the Subduction Component in a Strongly Calc-Alkaline Series at Piip Volcano, Far Western Aleutians. The complete paper is behind a paywall.
Notes on Vent Field Description: depth: 382 m (North Peak), 450-500 m (South Peak); hydrothermally active seamount; two shallow summit craters; several active vents and silica, anhydrite, calcite, barite mounds and chimneys with minor pyrite; black smokers at northern cone (www.volcano.si.edu #1000-271); tectonic setting alternatively listed as seamount adjacent to back-arc spreading center or fore-arc volcano
See also: Slab melting in the Aleutians: implications of an ion probe study of clinopyroxene in primitive adakite and basalt
Alan´s Evil Riddle!
Here is what Alan sent to me:
Years ago Friday, Her Serene Highness may have worn this green coat under the stars!
1) What am I?
2) My composition and uses?
3) Which constellation could be related to a cousin?
1) The mineral Fernandinite
3) Corvus the Crow from a similar mineral Corvusite
Here comes the part which is already also displayed in our menu feature Alan´C Evil riddles and the answers #21 to …
The Evil Riddle #24 came in as an update to GeoLurkings post Sleeper Fish… A look at the Taal and Laguna de Bay setting. on November 9th
Friday less the ‘y’ = Frida = Anni-frid Lyngstad (of my No 1 group ABBA!) now married to an aristocrat and titled Her Serene Highness
ABBA had a song FERNANDO in which a lyric refers to a ‘Starry Night’ featuring Frida
“Can you hear the drums Fernando?
I remember long ago another starry night like this”
Winners: Geolurking, ( for correctly stumbling over “Her serene highness” Frida Lyngstad) and Talla for naming Fernandinite and Corvusite.
Merriam Webster Quote: a mineral consisting of a massive dull green hydrous calcium vanadyl vanadate.
Both images from Mindat.org
Corvus, the raven, constellation.
Corvus is a small constellation sitting on top of Hydra next to Crater. There are several myths explaining how it ended up as a heavenly body, the most common is. A raven was supposed to get water for the greek god Apollo but got distracted eating figs. He later claimed having been unable to reach the well because of a snake which it held in it´s talons as a proof. Apollo immediately saw the lie and flung the raven, the snake and the cup into heaven, where they formed constellation. As punishment for the raven the cup is without it´s reach so it has to stay forever thirsty.
I had to add this part, because Corvus contains an asterism called Spica´s Spanker or Spica´s Sail.
Current ranking: ( last updated 11.11.12)
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