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Micronesia and Marshall islands bathymetry, Ļemkein.png
Lemkein is located in Marshall Islands
Location in the Marshall Islands

Lemkein is a seamount in the Western Pacific Ocean, west of Kwajalein.[2]

It is part of the Magellan Seamounts[1] and is a volcanic seamount covered with sediments. Ferromanganese crusts occur in some places.[3] Basalts in the form of pillow lavas altered to clay and zeoliths have been recovered from Lemkein.[4]


  1. ^ a b Hyeong, Kiseong; Kim, Jonguk; Yoo, Chan Min; Moon, Jai-Woon; Seo, Inah (December 2013). "Cenozoic history of phosphogenesis recorded in the ferromanganese crusts of central and western Pacific seamounts: Implications for deepwater circulation and phosphorus budgets". Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 392: 294. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2013.09.012. ISSN 0031-0182.
  2. ^ Hein et al. 1998, p. 57.
  3. ^ Kim, Jonguk; Hyeong, Kiseong; Jung, Hoi-Soo; Moon, Jai-Woon; Kim, Ki-Hyune; Lee, Insung (December 2006). "Southward shift of the Intertropical Convergence Zone in the western Pacific during the late Tertiary: Evidence from ferromanganese crusts on seamounts west of the Marshall Islands". Paleoceanography. 21 (4). doi:10.1029/2006pa001291. ISSN 0883-8305.
  4. ^ Hein et al. 1998, p. 4.