With a mining project scheduled to get underway within the next few years off the coast of Papua New Guinea, Nautilus Minerals recently revealed details of its unique deep sea mining equipment, that will be used to cut into the ocean floor in search of copper, gold, nickel and other minerals. The machines, weighing about 220 to 320 US tons, and around 50 feet long, will be operated remotely from a ship, with the ship connected to a central pumping system where it will pipe all minerals mined up to the surface.
As companies likely to soon mine valuable minerals from the seabed, nations are trying to hammer out guidelines to ensure that this game changing industry does not wreck the ocean. In the meantime, there are high levels of uncertainty about the risks that seabed mining poses to marine lives, environments and communities. For further details see http://www.macrosourcemedia.com/store/p9/Commercial_Deep_Sea_Mining_Market_Report_%2838_pages%29_-_October_2016.html
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