World Ocean Radio World Ocean Observatory February 2014 The world’s first open cut deep water mining operation in pursuit of silver, gold, and copper on the ocean floor has been granted license by the New Guinea government–a multimillion dollar project with potential for g
Nautilus takes harder line with PNG gov’t over Solwara 1 dispute Mineweb Kip Keen February 14, 2014 The dispute between Nautilus Minerals and Papua New Guinea over the Solwara 1 project continues, with Nautilus terminating PNG’s ownership rights and seeking damages.
via Papua New Guinea Mine Watch February 21, 2014 The Lutheran youths of Papua new guinea have come out congratulating Prime Minister Peter o’Neill and the government for its stand on experimental seabed mining in the country.
Cobalt in Cook Islands awaits exploitation Could supply 10% of global supply Island Business This year could be a defining year for seabed minerals in Cook Islands. There are plans by its government to move a step closer to exploration of its massive cobalt resource, following
Seabed mining hearing in March The Taranaki Daily News Online Laird Harper Feb 24 2014 A landmark seabed mining hearing set down for next month could finally draw a line in the sand over the controversial practice. Trans Tasman Resources (TTR) will face off against thousands of
Objections to mining plan pour in The New Zealand Herald By Jamie Morton Feb 19, 2014 Many of the nearly 4700 objecting to Taranaki offshore iron-sand exploitation also want to speak at hearings. A controversial bid to mine an area of seabed off the North Island’s west co