Mining goes 20,000 leagues under the sea
Metal Tech News Weekly Edition – February 12, 2020
Last updated 7/2/2022 at 9:13am
Reminiscent of Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, a small submersible scours the inky depths of the ocean, not in search of seams of coal, but towering spires created by thermal vents. The remotely operated sub's lights splash across the cluster of vents that spew mineral rich plumes of super-heated water from deep in the earth into the chill of the ocean depths.
The ROV moves into pos...