Types Of Deep Sea Mining

2580 Words Oct 9th, 2016 11 Pages
A huge problem with deep sea mining is that the sea/ ocean waters is something that humans have not even begun to scratch the surface of grasping a full understanding of it. The sea is the largest biological habitat on this earth and is not understood. There are so many undiscovered incredible organisms are all potential he homes by deep-sea mine. Extreme temperatures, pitch black darkness and a giant amount of bio diverse city, most of which are very sensitive to any disturbance just a little light could throw them off. Is sure of all this, with such a limited understanding of all these concepts and increasing demand for mining could result in a detrimental damage to the environment which is possibly irreversible. Impacts including the degrading of habitats, possible extinctions from oil being spelled in the work process to toxic plumes. From my research I have concluded that there are three different types of Deep sea mining minerals that are of high interest to big industries and governments worldwide which consists of Polymetallic nodules (manganese nodules) ~ these are a form of rock formed at the bottom of the sea consisting of layers of manganese hydroxides and iron around its core and can be crystalized to become manganese minerals. Next on this list is seafloor massive sulphide and cobalt rich ferromanganese crusts. Seafloor massive sulfide being the “modern eqivalents of ancient volcanic massive sulfide ore deposits”, and cobalt rich ferromanganese crusts are…

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