Seabed In addition to the oil and gas we mentioned earlier, there are plenty of metal and nonmetallic minerals.
Has been found in the seabed reserves of polymetallic nodules, phosphate rock, precious metals and rare elements of sand, sulfide and other mineral resources of 600 billion tons.
If the Pacific Ocean at the end of more than 16 billion tons of polymetallic nodules mined, the nickel available for the world for twenty thousand years; cobalt use 34 million years; manganese use 180,000 years; copper use 1000 years.
More interestingly, it is found that submarine manganese nodules (including manganese, iron, copper, cobalt, nickel, titanium, vanadium, zirconium, molybdenum and other metals) are still growing, it will not because of human exploitation
Will disappear in the future.
According to the American scientist Meru estimated: the Pacific Ocean at the end of the manganese, the annual growth rate of about 10 million tons.
If we extract metal from the newly growing manganese nodules from the Pacific Ocean each year, where copper can be used for three years around the world; cobalt can be used for four years; nickel can be used for one year.
Manganese nodules in the depths of the ocean “gem”, is the world an inexhaustible valuable resources, is the common wealth of mankind.
But from the four or five thousand meters deep ocean at the bottom to take manganese nodules, but also a very easy thing, we must have advanced technology Caixing.
At present, only a few developed countries can do it.
China has basically been equipped with the development of ocean manganese nodules conditions, to the 21st century, is expected to achieve productive mining.
Ocean for the survival of mankind provides a very rich and valuable resources, as long as we can reasonably develop, use, it will cycle endlessly for human use, inexhaustible, is the next century, the importance of mankind