Analysis of Exploration and Mining Technology for Manganese Nodules

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  • ISBN-13: 9789401089807
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Series: Seabed Minerals Series , #2
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1984
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction.- 2 Manganese Nodule Deposit.- Nodule characteristics.- Environment of deposition.- 3 Nodule Development Programme.- Considerations in characterizing economic deposits.- Exploration sequence.- Present situation.- 4 Technology for Manganese Nodule Prospecting and Exploration.- Methods and equipment.- Assessment of technology for prospecting and target area exploration.- 5 Technology for Manganese Nodule Mining.- Hydraulic mining system.- Continuous line bucket (CLB) mining system.- Modular mining system.- Mining plan.- 6 Assessment of Nodule Mining Technology.- Tests of nodule mining technology.- Performance of nodule mining technology.- Major sub-system options in the hydraulic mining system.- Mining system options.- 7 Transfer of Nodule Ore at Sea.- Ore transfer approaches.- 8 Conclusions.- Appendix A Abstracts of Patents on Seabed.- Exploration and Mining Technology.- Appendix B Suppliers of Seabed Mining Technology.- Appendix C Bibliography.- Notes and References.- List of Figures.- List of Tables.
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