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Will Deep-sea Mining Yield an Underwater Gold Rush?

 
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Will Deep-sea Mining Yield an Underwater Gold Rush?
A mile beneath the ocean's waves waits a buried cache beyond any treasure hunter's wildest dreams: gold, copper, zinc, and other valuable minerals.

Scientists have known about the bounty for decades, but only recently has rising demand for such commodities sparked interest in actually surfacing it. The treasure doesn't lie in the holds of sunken ships, but in natural mineral deposits that a handful of companies are poised to begin mining sometime in the next one to five years.

The deposits aren't too hard to find—they're in seams spread along the seafloor, where natural hydrothermal vents eject rich concentrations of metals and minerals.

These underwater geysers spit out fluids with temperatures exceeding 600ºC. And when those fluids hit the icy seawater, minerals precipitate out, falling to the ocean floor.

The deposits can yield as much as ten times the desirable minerals as a seam that's mined on land.

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Re: Will Deep-sea Mining Yield an Underwater Gold Rush?
Yes! Deep seabed mining would yield a gold rush of polymetallics found near black smokers. The technology to explore the deep seabed is new. The International Seabed Authority has begun to sell the seabed to countries as if they own the seabed. It is a way to share the wealth of mankind like any of us would be part of this new wealth.
There is a glitch! Japan and PNG have been trying to harness hydrothermal vents/ black smokers and also scoop up all the polymetallics. Earthquakes are believed to be a result if you crack the seabed floor and don't cement it quickly. A New Frontier! The Law of the Sea is not just the high sea but goes all the way to the seabed.
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Re: Will Deep-sea Mining Yield an Underwater Gold Rush?
Yes! Deep seabed mining would yield a gold rush of polymetallics found near black smokers. The technology to explore the deep seabed is new. The International Seabed Authority has begun to sell the seabed to countries as if they own the seabed. It is a way to share the wealth of mankind like any of us would be part of this new wealth.
There is a glitch! Japan and PNG have been trying to harness hydrothermal vents/ black smokers and also scoop up all the polymetallics. Earthquakes are believed to be a result if you crack the seabed floor and don't cement it quickly. A New Frontier! The Law of the Sea is not just the high sea but goes all the way to the seabed.
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Thanks Yellow Bird.. Nice information...hf
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Re: Will Deep-sea Mining Yield an Underwater Gold Rush?
Check mr Skipper last surveys via google...seems someone already dig it

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Re: Will Deep-sea Mining Yield an Underwater Gold Rush?
Just what we need, another high-risk underwater mining operation to fuck up the environment.

We've barely begun to explore the environment, and they're already set to rip it up for minerals.

The risk of high-pressure mining is phenomenal above ground, and you suppose they can safely mine the deep sea without anything going wrong? Not only will they destabilize underwater fault lines, they'll create collapses and land shifts, which can easily lead to tsunamis on the surface.

Not good at all. We should be using the abundant resources we already have more efficiently and wisely.

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