Hidden Under the Sea: the Earth's Greatest Mountain Range

Walsh, Don
September 2010
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Sep2010, Vol. 136 Issue 9, p86
Conference Proceeding
The article offers information on seafloor mid-ocean ridge which reportedly encircles the earth for more than 40,000 miles. It states that they were first discovered in 1950s on the Atlantic seafloor which was thought to be unique to this ocean. Intensive studies have shown that there are hydrothermal vent fields all along its length. It highlights that these ore rich pavements attract mining operations and Nautilus Minerals Inc. plans to have mining operations at Papua New Guinea.


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