Mining sets its sights on the deep seabed

Date: November 28, 2019

Source: Watershed Sentinel
Author: Gavin McRae

Since the influential book Mineral Resources of the Sea by J. L. Mero was published a half-century ago, governments and mining companies have dreamed of extracting untapped metal and mineral deposits from the sea floor.

Progress has been stuttering, but the technology is now sufficiently advanced that commercial scale deep sea mining is considered by many observers to be imminent.

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