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Japan's undersea critical mineral jackpot

Metal Tech News - July 1, 2024

Japan's exclusive economic zone sports polymetallic nodules, which would support domestic battery mineral requirements for decades.

While the worldwide debate for and against harvesting critical minerals from international waters rages on, Japanese researchers have discovered their own massive mineral resource in the Pacific and are free to do as they please with it.

"Polymetallic nodules" (also k...


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