Deep-sea Mining Briefing Paper

Date: July 31, 2017

Commercial scale deep-sea mining has yet to begin but, driven by markets and technology, corporationsand governments haveincreased the pace of explorationfor mineral deposits in deep ocean seabeds.Many of these depositsare found at depths between1000 and6000m below the surfaceand contain large concentrations of metals of commercial interest such as copper,nickel,manganese,gold,lithium,platinumand rare earth elements.

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