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Geologists discovers tonnes precious minerals in Indian waters

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Geologists discovers tonnes precious minerals in Indian waters

Post  bejoy on Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:59 am

Scientists from the Geological Survey of India (GSI) have discovered the presence of millions of tonnes of precious metals and minerals deep under the waters that surround peninsular India.

The huge presence of marine resources was first identified off Mangaluru, Chennai, Mannar Basin, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and around Lakshadweep in early 2014. The amount of lime mud, phosphate-rich and calcareous sediments, hydrocarbons, metalliferous deposits and micro nodules that geologists came across was a clear indication that deeper and more extensive exploration could lead to a larger treasure trove.

After 3 years of exploration, GSI has generated 181,025 square kilometres of high-resolution seabed morphological data and established the occurrence of more than 10,000 million tonnes of lime mud within the Exclusive Economic Zone of India.

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