mineral deposits on the seafloor

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  • Seafloor Mining

    Hot, buoyant, mineral-laden fluids rise from deep within ocean crust and mix with cold seawater That triggers the precipitation of minerals that form deposits near and on the seafloor Precipitating minerals also form seafloor "chimneys," and mineral particles in the fluids venting at the seafloor ,...

  • Seafloor massive sulfide deposits

    The seafloor contains deposits of minerals that we we use in everyday life such as copper, zinc, nickel, gold, silver, and phosphorus These deposits occur as crusts on volcanic and other rocks and as nodules on abyssal plain sediment that are typically about 3 to 10 centimeters (1 to 4 inches) in diameter...

  • Neptune Minerals

    Welcome to Neptune Minerals Seafloor Minerals Exploration and Resource Development Seafloor Massive Sulfides (SMS) SMS deposits are formed on the seafloor when hot water rises out of the seabed, hits the cold seawater and deposits its mineral load More details Why Are SMS Deposits ,...

  • Neptune Minerals

    Seafloor Massive Sulfides (SMS) SMS deposits are formed on the seafloor when hot water rises out of the seabed, hits the cold seawater and deposits its mineral load...

  • Global Ocean Mineral Resources

    Overview The USGS studies seafloor resources in the US Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and globally We seek to understand both how and where mineral-rich deposits form in the ocean, and investigate the potential environmental impacts of seafloor mining...