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  • World s First Deep Sea Mining Venture Set to Launch in

    Mar 24 2017 · World s First Deep Sea Mining Venture Set to Launch in 2019 Remote-controlled robots will journey to the bottom of the ocean in search of copper nickel cobalt gold and platinum as global

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  • The Race Is On to Mine the Deep Sea—But Scientists Are Wary

    Aug 29 2018 · Polymetallic nodules like this one made of layers of iron and manganese sit on the deep seabed. Deep-sea mining companies are hunting for these nodules to use in the technology industry but

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  • The secret on the ocean floorBBC News

    The secret on the ocean floor. Jonathan Mesulam is a leading opponent of plans for deep sea mining off the coast of Papua New Guinea. The tuna industry employs thousands in Papua New Guinea

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  • papua new guinea Deep Sea Mining Out Of Our Depth

    deep sea mining Investors nautilus papua new guinea solwara 1 Nautilus emerges barely alive and impotent just can t get that deep sea mining project up In a court appointed meeting today in Canada the creditors of Nautilus Minerals voted to effectively liquidate the company.

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  • Seafloor Production ToolsNautilus Minerals Technology

    Nautilus Minerals Inc is the first company to commercially explore the seafloor for massive sulphide systems a potential source of high grade copper gold zinc and silver. Nautilus is developing a production system using existing technologies adapted from the offshore oil and gas industry dredging and mining industries to enable the extraction of these high grade Seafloor

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  • undersea mining Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

    May 24 2011 · Papua New Guinea s Mining Minister John Pundari has called on Australian Federal Green leader Bob Brown to respect the decision of the PNG government in permitting the Solwara 1 offshore mining project and to refrain from making public comments on a subject matter that is sensitive.

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  • Sea mining project off Papua New Guinea hits choppy waters

    Despite a funds crunch and legal challenges mounted by coastal communities in Papua New Guinea (PNG) the world s first deep-sea mining industry will go ahead assures a spokesperson for Nautilus Minerals the project developer.. Noreen Dillane the corporate communications manager at the Canada-registered Nautilus tells SciDev that the company views the Solwara 1 project as

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  • The Promise and Perils of Seafloor MiningWoods Hole

    Nov 20 2009 · Nautilus Minerals first targeted mining site Solwara 1 is in the eastern Bismarck Sea. The company also has exploration licenses (red areas) and applications (yellow areas) to search for potential minable sites in more than 525 000 square kilometers of seafloor off the shores of Papua New Guinea the Solomon Islands Tonga Fiji and New Zealand.

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  • World-first PNG seabed mining project forges ahead miners

    Dec 10 2016 · World-first PNG seabed mining project forges ahead miners express confidence about commodity prices He said the licence was issued even though PNG has no national policy on deep sea mining

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  • Seafloor Production ToolsNautilus Minerals Technology

    Nautilus Minerals Inc is the first company to commercially explore the seafloor for massive sulphide systems a potential source of high grade copper gold zinc and silver. Nautilus is developing a production system using existing technologies adapted from the offshore oil and gas industry dredging and mining industries to enable the extraction of these high grade Seafloor Massive Sulphide

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  • Deep Sea Minerals and Mining in the Pacific Islands region

    Deep Sea Minerals and Mining in the Pacific Islands region "National DSM Stakeholder Consultation Workshop" Akuila Tawake SOPAC Division SPC . Mining History • On-land mining methods Alluvial Mining PNG Solomon IslandsUnderground mining

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  • After the loss of a ship deep sea mining plans for PNG

    Dec 26 2018 · In 2011 Nautilus Minerals was granted a license to mine precious minerals from the seabed off the coast of Papua New Guinea the first project in the world to gain deep-sea mining rights.

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  • Controversial deep sea mining venture coming to Papua New

    A controversial undersea mining venture has gained momentum as the Papua New Guinea government granted a 20-year license for copper and gold mining over 1.5 miles below the ocean surface to become the world s first commercial deep sea mining venture.

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  • Nautilus Minerals looks across the Pacific after securing

    Apr 30 2014 · Canadian mining company Nautilus Minerals will accelerate its range of seabed mining projects across the Pacific after finally signing a US 120 million (K336 million) agreement with the Papua New Guinea government to develop its Solwara 1 mining project in the Bismarck Sea.

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  • Frontiers An Overview of Seabed Mining Including the

    Jan 10 2018 · In 2009 Papua New Guinea granted Nautilus Minerals an environmental permit for the development of Solwara 1 in the Bismarck Sea for a term of 25 years and then in 2011 awarded the company its first mining lease which covers an area of 59 km 2 (Nautilus Minerals 2017).

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  • Deep Sea Mining Out Of Our Depth

    With over 1.5 million square kilometres of ocean floor already under exploration leasehold the world s first licence to operate a deep sea mine has been granted in Papua New Guinea to Canadian company Nautilus Minerals. There is a high level of uncertainty about the risks deep seabed mining poses to marine environments and communities.

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  • Papua New Guinea OFFSHORE MINING POLICYSPC-EU

    Definition of offshore PNG Mining Act 1992 • land includes– • the offshore area being the seabed underlying the territorial sea from the mean low water springs level of the sea to such depth as admits of exploration for or mining of minerals UN Law of the Sea Convention permits PNG to regulate mining to the extent of Continental Shelf (200 nm or more)

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  • Frontiers An Overview of Seabed Mining Including the

    Jan 10 2018 · In 2009 Papua New Guinea granted Nautilus Minerals an environmental permit for the development of Solwara 1 in the Bismarck Sea for a term of 25 years and then in 2011 awarded the company its first mining lease which covers an area of 59 km 2 (Nautilus Minerals 2017).

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  • Undersea mining plans cause alarm among scientists and

    Oct 22 2010 · By Christine Ottery The Gaurdian The green-lighting of the world s first deep-sea mineral mine in Papua New Guinea waters has caused alarm among scientists and indigenous people who fear it will damage local marine life. Papua New Guinea s prime minister Michael Somare yesterday licensed the new mine for ore that contains copper zinc and gold to be

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  • Brown wants inquiry into undersea miningKeith Jackson

    Senator Brown called for Oz mining companies in PNG to be subjected to the same environmental standards as apply in Australia. This would directly affect deep-sea tailings dumping other means of mine waste disposal (eg tailings dams) undersea mining technology and environmental impactsall of which would be subject to much stricter regulation in

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  • undersea mining Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

    May 24 2011 · Papua New Guinea s Mining Minister John Pundari has called on Australian Federal Green leader Bob Brown to respect the decision of the PNG government in permitting the Solwara 1 offshore mining project and to refrain from making public comments on a subject matter that is sensitive.

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  • Nautilus Minerals looks across the Pacific after securing

    Apr 30 2014 · Canadian mining company Nautilus Minerals will accelerate its range of seabed mining projects across the Pacific after finally signing a US 120 million (K336 million) agreement with the Papua New Guinea government to develop its Solwara 1 mining project in the Bismarck Sea.

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  • Papua New Guinea Mining Minerals and Fuel Resources

    Welcome to Papua New Guinea Overview of Resources Metals Fossil Fuels Investment Sources Welcome to Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea is located in Oceania in the southwest Pacific Ocean and occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea. The country covers an area of 462 840 km 2 and has a total population of 6 310 129 as per 2012

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  • Mining in Papua New GuineaWikipedia

    Up until 1970 there was little mineral extraction in Papua New Guinea. Since the 1970s mineral extraction has dominated the national economy. With the exception of the Ok Tedy Mine (copper-gold) almost all of the mining in PNG has been gold mining. The two largest gold mines are the Porgera (Enga Province) and Lihir (New Ireland Province) mines.

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  • papua new guinea Deep Sea Mining Out Of Our Depth

    deep sea mining Investors nautilus papua new guinea solwara 1 Nautilus emerges barely alive and impotent just can t get that deep sea mining project up In a court appointed meeting today in Canada the creditors of Nautilus Minerals voted to effectively liquidate the company.

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  • World s First Deep Sea Mining Venture Set to Launch in

    Mar 24 2017 · World s First Deep Sea Mining Venture Set to Launch in 2019 Remote-controlled robots will journey to the bottom of the ocean in search of copper nickel cobalt gold and platinum as global

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  • Undersea mining plans cause alarm among scientists and

    Oct 22 2010 · By Christine Ottery The Gaurdian The green-lighting of the world s first deep-sea mineral mine in Papua New Guinea waters has caused alarm among scientists and indigenous people who fear it will damage local marine life. Papua New Guinea s prime minister Michael Somare yesterday licensed the new mine for ore that contains copper zinc and gold to be

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  • Nautilus says could start undersea mining in 2013

    Construction for the world s first deep-sea mining project off the Papua New Guinea (PNG) coast could begin by year end with first production in early 2013 TSX- and Aim-listed Nautilus

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  • Mining in Papua New GuineaWikipedia

    Up until 1970 there was little mineral extraction in Papua New Guinea. Since the 1970s mineral extraction has dominated the national economy. With the exception of the Ok Tedy Mine (copper-gold) almost all of the mining in PNG has been gold mining. The two largest gold mines are the Porgera (Enga Province) and Lihir (New Ireland Province) mines.

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  • Call for PNG seabed mining licences to be cancelledRNZ

    Mar 15 2019 · "We strongly believe this unified voice is what is driving Nautilus Minerals out of our country and towards bankruptcy. Other companies thinking of mining the sea floor in PNG or the Pacific should pay attention." PNG is not equipped to regulate foreign mining companies especially those experimenting with deep sea mining Sir Arnold said.

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  • Game Over. Canadian Mining Company s Papua New Guinea

    Dec 11 2018 · Papua New Guinea December 11 2018Nautilus Minerals aspirations to be the world s first deep sea mining company sink to the bottom of the ocean on news that the project support vessel

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  • Deep-Sea Mining and the Race to the Bottom of the Ocean

    Another company Nautilus Minerals is working in the territorial waters of Papua New Guinea to shatter a field of underwater hot springs lined with precious metals while Japan and South Korea

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  • Deep sea mining threatens indigenous culture in Papua New

    These are the words of a clan chief of the Duke of York Islandsa small archipelago in the Bismarck Sea of Papua New Guinea which lies 30km from the world s first commercial deep sea mine

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  • Papua New Guinea OFFSHORE MINING POLICYSPC-EU

    Definition of offshore PNG Mining Act 1992 • land includes– • the offshore area being the seabed underlying the territorial sea from the mean low water springs level of the sea to such depth as admits of exploration for or mining of minerals UN Law of the Sea Convention permits PNG to regulate mining to the extent of Continental Shelf (200 nm or more)

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  • solwaramining deep sea mining in the pacific

    Nautilus is working on the mining lease application and the development proposal which were submitted to the Government of PNG in 2008. The Environmental Permit for the development of the Solwara 1 Project was granted in December 2009 by the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) of Papua New Guinea for a term of 25 years.

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