According to this Astrobiology Magazine article, yes.
According to William Martin of Heinrich-Heine University in Duesseldorf, Germany, and Michael Russell of the Scottish Environmental Research Centre in Glasgow, hydrothermal vents represent a good possible site for the origin of life for a very interesting reason. Hydrothermal vents produce deposits of iron sulfide that have a honeycomb-like microstructure with "cells" having sizes of a few microns. And Martin and Russell suggest that these "cells" could have allowed the earliest life to have a cellular structure before those organisms worked out how to produce cell membranes.
The catalytic properties of the deposits' surface would have induced numerous chemical reactions in the flowing-by hydrothermal-vent fluids, some of which could well have led to the origin of life. A scenario first proposed by Gunter Wachtershauser some years back; he proposed that life originated from iron-sulfur chemistry on pyrite (iron sulfide) rocks.
But can this happen in the laboratory? George Cody and his colleagues at the Carnegie Institution of Washington succeeded in producing pyruvic acid, a common metabolic intermediate, with the help of iron sulfide, formic acid, and alkyl thiol that were heated and pressurized together.
This conclusion agrees with the results of some attempts to work backwards from present-day organisms. One enzyme important in biosynthesis, ferredoxin, has an iron-sulfur core -- and according to one reconstruction, its ancestral form had a negatively-charged tail, making it adapted to sticking to mineral surfaces with their positively-charged ions.
Also, this ancestral form was made out of relatively simple amino acids, those relatively easy to produce by prebiotic chemistry. By comparison, proteins associated with cell membranes tended to have more difficult-to-produce amino acids that would have been later acquisitions or inventions.
At least according to this paper:
Molecular evolution before the origin of species.
Prog Biophys Mol Biol 2002 May-Jul;79(1-3):77-133
At this PubMed entry.
I'm mentioning this here because it suggests that the origin of Earth life was a result of processes that can easily happen on planets with similar overall properties; nice to see origin-of-life research getting somewhere.