Mining The Oceans For Minerals -- Mining In The 21st Century

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posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 08:30 PM
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We are very lucky that many private corporations backed by many billionaires and millionaires are coming to be.

www.planetaryresources.com...
deepspaceindustries.com...




posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 08:46 AM
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Found this thread looking for info on a BBC report I just read, you may be interested in this :
UK Seabed Resources




UK Seabed Resources is a subsidiary of the British arm of Lockheed Martin. It has plans for a major prospecting operation in the Pacific





An expedition to assess the potential environmental impact of extracting the nodules will be launched this summer amid concerns that massive "vacuuming" operations to harvest the nodules might cause lasting damage to ecosystems.


These nodules can contain 10x the amount of metals found in proportion to land. So I can see a big push for this in future.

My biggest fear is the same fears I have with dredging, what damage does this do to the eco-system and also the tides and eventual erosion of land and sea beds.

BTW nice thread
, I find topics such as this fascinating, I may make my own on the effects of dredging or sea mining but I'm still debating that in my head





 
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