Marine mining

Cruickshank, Michael
May 2011
Mining Engineering;May2011, Vol. 63 Issue 5, p89
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the exploration of the marine environment and the development of marine mineral resources in the U.S. as of May 2011. Among the advantages of marine mining include the presence of greater marine resources for most commodities than on land, the meeting of rapidly increasing material demands, and absence of competition. High potential for minerals discovery on U.S. Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) is also discussed. Cooperation with several marine, mining and environmental organizations is suggested.


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