Marine Minerals: Exploring Our New Ocean Frontier
Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office 1987
Number of pages: 349
This volume examines the current knowledge about the hard mineral resources within the EEZ, explores the economic and security potential of seabed resources, and assesses the technologies available to both explore for and mine those resources.
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