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News articles
AngloGold to Search Seabed for Minerals
Article in Wall Street Journal by Robb Stewart, 6 October 2009

Japan to use deep-sea probes to search for minerals
Saigon SGGP English edition, 6 Aug. 2009

NZ scientists helping frame environmental code for marine mining
3 News, New Zealand, 20 Mar. 2009

Ship back after probing sea riches
People's Daily Online, 18 March 2009

Exploration Success Continues for Nautilus Minerals in Tonga
Market Wire, 18 Feb. 2009

ANALYSIS: Digging in Neptune's Kingdom: The First Deep-Sea Mining Project
By Lucy-Claire Saunders, MediaGlobal, 6 Feb. 2009

Govt to hunt for minerals, rare resources
The Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan, 6 Jan. 2009
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New Frontier Mining Under the Sea
Special report in, 26 Nov. 2008

Deep sea mining threatens PNG tuna exports
Source: Jerome Tioti, Letter to The National, PNG, 21 Nov. 2008

Deep-sea mining
Whiskey and Gunpowder: The Independent Investor's Daily Guide to Gold, Commodities, Profits and Freedom, 13 Aug. 2008

Race is on for minerals
Fiji Times, 3 Aug. 2008

Indigenous communities issue statement opposing deep-sea mining
Source:, 9 July 2008

Regulators gird as miners eye the seafloor
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Greenwire, 2 May 2008

Nautilus Minerals extends Kilo Moana work in Tonga
Matangi Tonga Online, 30 Mar. 2008

Anglo-linked company scours the ocean floor for precious and base metals
Mining Weekly, 7 Dec. 2007

Deep-sea mining may pose serious threat to fragile marine ecosystems according to study
ScienceDaily, 21 May 2007

Ecosystems threatened by deep-sea mining: report
The Ottawa Citizen, 18 May 2007

Billions buried on the seafloor
Wealth Daily, 19 Feb. 2007

Undersea vehicles to study formation of seafloor deposits enriched in gold and other precious metals
ScienceDaily, 14 July 2006

The ocean floor - can they dig it?
NewScientist news, 4 June 2006

The Dawn Of Deep Ocean Mining
ScienceDaily, 21 Feb. 2006

Journal and magazine articles
Can Giant Robots Successfully Mine the Mile-Deep Seafloor?
Article in Discover Magazine by Robert Kunzig, May 2009

Scramble for the seabed
By J. Grimond, The Economist, 30 Dec. 2008

Going for Gold! Who will win the race to exploit ores from the deep?
Article in Ocean Challenge, Vol. 16, No. 1, Nov. 2008, by Maria Baker and Chris German

The changing vision of marine minerals
Paper by Peter Rona in Ore Geology Reviews, 2008, Vol. 33, p. 618-666.

Mining under the sea
Materials World magazine, 1 Sep. 2008

Davey Jones' treasure locker
International Mining magazine, May 2008

Companies turning to seafloor in advance of next great metals rush
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Mining Engineering, April 2008

Mine, All Mine
Article by Kevin Krajick in OnEarth magazine, an independent publication of the Natural Resources Defense Council, 29 Feb. 2008

Finding minerals beneath the deep blue sea
Geotimes, Nov. 2007 (Note: Geotimes is now published as EARTH magazine)

Danger of deep-sea mining
Science, Vol. 316, p. 987, 18 May 2007, policy forum article by Halfar, Jochen and Fujita, Rodney M.

Digging deep
Schrope, Mark (17 May 2007) Digging deep. Nature 447: 246-247

The Future is Now for Deep Sea Mining
Marine Technology Reporter, January 2007, by Maggie Merrill

Treasures from the deep
Chemistry World, Jan. 2007, Royal Society of Chemistry

Recent presentations at scientific conferences
International Symposium on Resource Development in the Ocean
Dec. 3, 2009, Kyushu University, Japan

Underwater Mining Institute (UMI) 2008
Conference on "Marine Minerals: Technological Solutions and Environmental Challenges" held in Oxford, MS, USA, Nov. 2008

Recent developments on marine mineral deposits
Session MRD-03 at International Geological Congress, Oslo, Norway, August 2008

4th Conference on Minerals of the Ocean
Held at VNIIOkeangeologia (Russia), May 2008

Deep-Sea Minerals and Mining (DSMM) conference
Conference held in Aachen, Germany, March 2008; summary published in EOS, Vol. 89, No. 39, 23 Sep. 2008

Session on Mineral Resources at Oceans 2007 MTS/IEEE
Oceans 2007 MTS/IEEE, Vancouver, October 2007; session co-chaired by IMMS members Steve Scott (University of Toronto) and John Wiltshire (University of Hawaii and chair of the MTS committee on marine minerals).

7th ISOPE Ocean Mining Symposium
Conference proceedings available online for the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE) meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, July 2007. Click on "Ocean Mining" button in the left frame.

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