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economic viability of a four-metal pioneer deep ocean mining venture

Benjamin V. Andrews

economic viability of a four-metal pioneer deep ocean mining venture

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Published by Texas A & M University, Sea Grant College Program in College Station .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ocean mining -- Economic aspects.,
  • Manganese nodules.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Benjamin V. Andrews, John E. Flipse and Francis C. Brown.
    SeriesTAMU-SG -- 84-201., TAMU-SG -- no. 84-201.
    ContributionsFlipse, John E., Brown, Francis C., Texas A & M University.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination201 p. :
    Number of Pages201
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16114650M

      The flour of the sea is a land no man can ever walk, a spectacular landscape miles beneath the ocean's surface, only recently explored and, as late as 25 years ago, virtually uncharted. Cobalt-rich Ferromanganese Crusts precipitate onto nearly all rock surfaces in the deep ocean that are free of sediment (mainly seamounts), gradually building layers mm thick at a rate of mm per million years. Crusts of economic interest occur at depths of about —m on seamounts, mainly in the Pacific Ocean. Commercial deep-sea mining is presently in an exploratory phase but is certain to occur because of the expected need for minerals that are rapidly being depleted from terrestrial sources. The deep sea is a rich source of these minerals, which can be found on the seafloor in the form of polymetallic nodules, polymetallic sulphides, and cobalt-rich ferromanganese (Fe-Mn) crusts.


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Get this from a library. An economic analysis of a pioneer deep ocean mining venture. [John E Flipse; Texas A & M University.

Sea Grant College Program,; National Sea Grant Program (U.S.),] -- A 3 million ton per year, three metal, vertically integrated, ocean exploration, mining, transportation and ore-processing and metal-marketing system is defined and the capital and operating costs.

A PIONEER DEEP OCEAN MINING VENTURE. The M.I.T. - NOAA Deep Ocean Mining Model is a flexible tool meant primarily as a basis for comparing the economic outcomes of a deep ocean mining venture under differing sets of assumptions as to costs, timing, regulatory policies, by: 4. The Economic Viability of a Four-Metal Pioneer Deep Ocean Mining Venture.

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Cameron, L. Georghiou, Marine Resources Project, Programme of Policy Research in Engineering Science and Technology, Department of Liberal Studies, University of Cited by: 2. A pioneer deep-sea mining project is under progress and the commercial mining is scheduled to start in ’ Because the metal contents of mined ore from the deep-sea mining are different with those from on-land mining, the commercial mining may cause some economic Author: Tetsuo Yamazaki.

The economic viability of a four-metal pioneer deep ocean mining venture An important part of this study was to design and evaluate cost-effective technical solutions for deep ocean mining. B.V. Andrews, J.E. Flipse, F.C. BrownThe Economic Viability of a Four-Metal Pioneer Deep Ocean Mining Venture Texas A & M University (), p.

Sea Grant College Program, TAMU-SG   Andrews BV, Flipse JE, Brown FC () The economic viability of a four metal pioneer deep ocean mining venture.

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, pp 84– Google Scholar Azapagic A, Perdan S () Indicators of sustainable development for industry: a. Economic Viability of a Four-Metal Pioneer Deep Ocean Mining Venture, US Dept.

of Commerce, PB, p. - Bureau of Mines, USA in Hillman, C. T., and Gosling, B. Mining Deep Ocean Manganese Nodules: Description and Economic Analysis of a Potential Venture, US Bureau of Mines, IC19p.

- IFREMER/GEMONOD, France in DeepGreen Metal’s research vessel, the Maersk Launcher, has returned to port in San Diego after nearly two months at is the third of seven campaigns to pursue the evaluation of deep ocean metals, which, the company says, “will be indispensable for powering a low-carbon and high-tech economy — battery storage systems, electric vehicles, smart phones, wind turbines and solar.

The economic viability of a four-metal pioneer deep ocean mining venture. The mineral resources of (). The outlook for ocean mining. The recovery of metals from deepsea manganese nodules and the effects of the world cobalt and manganese markets.

Doctoral dissertation MIT. The past 20 years have been characterised by limited interest in the economic viability of deep seabed mining with the exception of those mineral ores rich in precious metals such as polymetallic. A pioneer deep ocean mining venture is described.

This vertically integrated venture explores, transports and processes manganese nodules into four metals and markets the products. The integrated system is defined, and capital and operating costs are estimated in U.S.

dollars. (, ). However, the economic viability of deep sea mining is still questionable. If the environmental and financial factors were cleared, then deep sea mining would definitely be a feasible option for the long term. Implementation Details. In order for deep sea mining to be implemented, suitable sites must be found.

The economic viability of a four-metal pioneer deep ocean mining venture / by Benjamin V. Andrews, John E. Flipse and Francis C. Brown. College Station: Texas A & M University, Sea Grant College Program, A2 no polymetallic nodule mining systems (Texas A & M University), United States Bureau of Mines and Australian Bureau of Mines, MIT, ) and selected the MIT report “A pioneer deep ocean mining venture” as the basis upon which to assess systems proposed by.

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Some of the information in this article is derived from an extensive series of in-depth interviews conducted by one of the authors. “Mining in the deep sea is an extremely technical and difficult thing to do,” Dr Kirsten Thompson, a marine biologist at the University of Exeter, told The New Economy.

“The conditions at depths such as 4,m are extreme, with high pressure, low temperatures and darkness. As part of OECD project The Future of the Ocean Economy, this workshop addressed the prospects and challenges of deep sea mining. The workshop met in Kiel, Germany on November Amongst the topics covered were: the most important factors driving future seabed mining, including a realistic assessment of the.

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Ensuring that deep sea mining will have a positive impact on Pacific Island communities requires supporting not only the economic capital upon which sustainable and resilient economies are built, but also the social and environmental capital.

In chapter four, "Sustainable Economic Development and Deep Sea Mining," authors explore the potential benefits and costs of deep sea mining to the. New deep sea mining venture to launch Posted by John on 10th April A historic ocean mineral resource expedition, using the Maersk Launcher, launches from San Diego on April 12 to further a mission to responsibly produce the world’s future metal supply from the deep-ocean floor.

We have recently developed a comprehensive parametric cost model which may be used to evaluate the economic viability of extracting minerals from various deep sea resources. Team. Halkyard was the lead ocean engineer for the Kennecott Manganese Nodule Consortium (KCON) from – which successfully developed and tested nodule.

Deep‐sea mining refers to the retrieval of marine mineral resources such as Mn nodules, FeMn crusts, and seafloor massive sulfide deposits, which contain a variety of metals that serve as crucial raw materials for a range of applications, from electronic devices to renewable energy technologies to construction materials.

The Business of Mining complete set of three Focus books will provide readers with a holistic all-embracing appraisal of the analytical tools available for assessing the economic viability of prospective mines.

Each volume has a discrete focus. Predicting the impacts of mining deep sea polymetallic nodules in the Pacific Ocean: A Review of Scientific Literature. New report analyses over peer reviewed scientific articles finding that the impacts of mining deep sea polymetallic nodules would be extensive, severe, and last for generations, causing essentially irreversible species loss.

The mining industry is involved in the extraction of precious minerals and other geological materials. The extracted materials are transformed into a mineralized form that serves an economic benefit to the prospector or miner. Typical activities in the mining industry include metals production, metals investing, and metals trading.

Deep sea mining is a mineral retrieval process that takes place on the ocean mining sites are usually around large areas of polymetallic nodules or active and extinct hydrothermal vents at 1, to 3, metres (4, to 12, ft) below the ocean’s surface.

The vents create globular or massive sulfide deposits, which contain valuable metals such as silver, gold, copper. The economic viability of deep marine mining hinges on the high value of the SMS ores, even though current technological limitations mean that mining.

This book describes the various challenges associated with a potential underwater mineral recovery operation, reviews and analyses the existing recovery techniques, and provides an innovative engineering system.

Economic aspects of nodule mining', The economic viability of a fourmetal pioneer deep ocean mining venture. The world’s oceans are facing a “new industrial frontier” from a fledgling deep-sea mining industry as companies line up to extract metals and minerals from some of the most important.

44 DEEP SEA MINERALS AND THE GREEN ECONOMY A green economic approach to managing deep sea mining Figure Principles of a green economy. Pacific Island developing states could potentially benefit from seabed mining if these activities contribute to Pacific econ-omies in a way that is both financially productive and also green.

However, the still ongoing international debate on the Convention I s regime to govern deep-sea mining reveals that the central economic problems involved are far from being defi- nitely settled. In view of the importance of this issue, the Kiel Institute of World Economics launched in a major research project on allocational and Reviews: 1.

The economic viability of deep marine mining hinges on the high value of the SMS ores, even though current technological limitations mean that mining can occur only at or just below the seabed (on land, mining can occur up to a kilometre or more below the surface). Now, as the first deep-sea mining project ramps up, nations are trying to hammer out guidelines to ensure this new "gold rush" doesn't wreck the.

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The deep ocean, the largest biome on Earth at over 1 metres below the surface of the ocean, holds vast quantities of untapped energy resources, precious metals and minerals. Advancements in technology have enabled greater access to these treasures.

As a result, deep sea mining is becoming increasingly possible. (b) The document "Project profile of a deep sea-bed mining operation by the enterprise" (LOS/PCN/SCN.2/WP.6 and annex I), as well as the outline of prospecting and exploration rules; (c) The working document on a model joint venture agreement for sea-bed min- ing (LOS/PCN/SCN.2/WP.5), submitted by the delegation of the Federal Republic of.

This comprehensive book contains contributions from specialists who provide a complete status update along with outstanding issues encompassing different topics related to deep-sea mining.

Interest in exploration and exploitation of deep-sea minerals is seeing a revival due to diminishing grades. Deep-sea extraction technologies may soon develop to the point where exploration of seabed minerals can give way to active exploitation.

The International Seabed Authority (ISA) is charged with formulating and enforcing rules for all seabed mining that takes place in waters beyond national jurisdictions. These rules are now under development. The Athabasca oil sands, also known as the Athabasca tar sands, are large deposits of bitumen or extremely heavy crude oil, located in northeastern Alberta, Canada – roughly centred on the boomtown of Fort oil sands, hosted primarily in the McMurray Formation, consist of a mixture of crude bitumen (a semi-solid rock-like form of crude oil), silica sand, clay minerals, and water.

The deep-sea mining venture was actually a cover story for a clandestine CIA mission to salvage a sunken Soviet nuclear submarine.

Now, more than 40 years later, we’re ready to start deep-sea. World's First Deep Sea Mining Venture Set to Launch in Remote-controlled robots will journey to the bottom of the ocean in search of copper, nickel, cobalt, gold, and platinum as global.