manganese nodule


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manganese nodule

n
(Geological Science) geology a small irregular concretion found on deep ocean floors having high concentrations of certain metals, esp manganese
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NIOT is also at the same time developing a crusher and collector system for manganese nodule mining.
The expedition is conducted under the password MANGAN in 2014 and has the following objectives Extensive sampling of manganese nodules using box corer, corer and epibenthic sledge; : Extensive video mapping of tuber fields by multi-function slide (video, photo, sensors); : Mapping with a deep-towed side scan sonar; : Manganese nodule samples using dredge material; : Quote of three moorings and launching four anchors with flow s
Germany holds since 2006 on the Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) in the International Seabed Authority (IMB) a license for the exploration of manganese nodules in the Pacific.
Japan last obtained exclusive rights to explore the seabed for minerals under international waters in 1987, for manganese nodules in an area southeast of Hawaii, the statement said.
Ye Cong, the lead diver on the expedition, noted to Chinese media that "the deep sea has amazing resources waiting to be discovered, such as hydrothermal sulfide and manganese nodules.
The deep sea where few people visit has amazing resources waiting to be discovered, such as hydrothermal sulfide and manganese nodules," said Ye Cong, 32, key driver of vehicle.
Sample 1 Manganese enriched schist (SLRC011-002 14-29m) Sample 2 Clay and Manganese (SLRC011-003 25-37m) Sample 3 Clay and manganese (SLRC011-003 40-53m) Sample 4 Sand and Manganese nodules (SLRC011-004 21-37m) Sample 5 Banded Iron Formation (BIF) and Manganese (SLRC011-005 1-12m)