Mn-Phosphorite rock sample

Figure 2. Example of a Charleston Bump Mn-Phosphorite rock collected from the scour depression in 2001. This specimen is 70 cm in length and weighs nearly 100 lbs. Many invertebrates are attached to the rock, illustrating how these creatures anchor themselves in the swift currents of the Gulf Stream

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