Feb 1, 2021

Could the world’s deep seas become China’s mining frontier?

Posted by in categories: chemistry, government, mapping

The researchers conducted a series of government-funded surveys from 2011 to 2020 and located potentially high-yield deposits of various essential industrial minerals from nickel to rare earths, according to a paper published in the Chinese-language Bulletin of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry last week.

Chinese researchers have spent the last decade mapping the globe’s ocean floors looking for potential mineral deposits.

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