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Submission + - China Unveils Plans to Mine the Yellow Sea Floor (china.org.cn)

eldavojohn writes: Details are limited but state media is reporting on $75 million being put into a new research facility in Qingdao, Shandong Province that will conduct research into mining the sea floor. From the article, 'Scientists believe sea beds at a depth of 4,000 to 6,000 meters hold abundant deposits of rare metals and methane hydrate, a solidified form of natural gas bound into ice that can serve as a new energy source.' The research center's first goal is to do surveying and exploration with a new submersible named "Jiaolong" (a mythical aquatic Chinese dragon). Hopefully these quests yield energy resources to curb growing demand for resources like liquefied coal in China.
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China Unveils Plans to Mine the Yellow Sea Floor

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