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It is part of the Magellan Seamounts and is a volcanic seamount covered with sediments. Ferromanganese crusts occur in some places. Basalts in the form of pillow lavas altered to clay and zeoliths have been recovered from Lemkein.
- 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.
- Hein et al. 1998, p. 57.
- 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.
- Hein et al. 1998, p. 4.
- Hein, James R.; Moon, Jai-Woon; Lee, Kyeong-Yong; Kim, Ki-Hyun; Roberts, Leanne; Burrows, Malia; Park, S.H.; Dowling, Jennifer; Choi, Youn-ji (1998). "Composition of Co-rich ferromanganese crusts and substrate rocks from the Marshall Islands, cruise KODOS 97-4".
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