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Deep sea mining hopes hit by New Zealand decision ...

New Zealand, Namibia and Papua New Guinea have awarded national licences for seabed mining exploration. De Beers uses ships to recover diamonds off the coast of .

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Deep sea mining plans for Papua New Guinea raise alarm ...

"Papua New Guinea undoubtedly is a mining state." So reads the homepage of the country's Mineral Resources Authority. Indeed, Papua New Guinea relies on its natural resources, including oil and gas, copper, gold and other valuable minerals.

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Study casts doubt on seabed mining prospects - Keith ...

WITH NAUTILIS MINERALS now licensed to open the world's first undersea mine off the coast of Papua New Guinea, a new Canadian-led study of whether ocean-floor extraction of copper, gold and other metals is "worth the risk" concludes that accessible supplies of deep-sea resources are not nearly as plentiful as previously believed.

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Papua New Guina: Public opposition delays deep-sea mine ...

The Papua New Guinean government has been forced to reconsider a deep-sea mining project off the PNG coast due to community concerns over environmental destruction.

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PNG Deep Sea Mining BBC news - Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

Source: Youtube-David Shukman Plans for the world's first deep sea mine are taking shape in the waters off Papua New Guinea. The ocean floor is rich in gold, copper and other minerals in big demand around the world. But some scientists warn that digging up the seabed will destroy marine life, and Sir David Attenborough [.]

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Papua New Guinea: Canada's Nautilus Minerals aims to start ...

Deep-sea mining is yet to become a major activity, and not much is known about undersea mineral deposits...environmentalists have issued strong warnings about the potential threats that could be posed to marine ecosystems and the long-lasting damage that could result from disturbing seafloors ...

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PNG mining minister says govt committed to deep sea mining

Source: RNZ Papua New Guinea's Mining Minister says the government is committed to the controversial Solwara 1 seabed mining project. The project, led by Canada-based Nautilus Minerals, seeks to extract gold and copper from deep under the surface of the Bismarck Sea.

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Papua New Guinea's oil and gas boom – blessing or curse?

Papua New Guinea announced last week that it is deploying its military to quell violence in Hela Province, home to the country's largest oil and gas project.

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Deep Sea Mining: The Next Gold Rush? | Papua New Guinea Today

By Sheila Shayon As determined stakeholders continue to innovate proposed 2019 expedition has its sights set on the coast of Papua New Guinea, where if all goes according to plan, three 200-tonne machines will troll the bottom of the Bismarck Sea for deposits of copper and gold, for Canadian mining company Nautilus Minerals.

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Environmentalists Urge PNG to Dismiss Nautilus Deep Sea ...

Papua New Guinea's next government has been asked to dismiss the Nautilus Deep Sea mining project, reports Radio Australia. According to Wenceslaus Magun, the national coordinator of the environmental group Mas Kagin Tapani Association, nearly every mining project in PNG has been an "environmental disaster".

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Concerns for marine life near deep sea mining project - ABC

A controversial mining project that involves ploughing the sea floor off Papua New Guinea (PNG) is set to begin amid concerns about its impact on the marine environment.

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SPC-EU Deep Sea Minerals Project - Publications and Reports

Expert Q&A This underwater footage from Seafloor Massive Sulphide site features Professor Cindy Van Dover, a Deep-Ocean exploration expert who talks about the ecosystem below and the importance of knowing about deep sea mining impacts.

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China looks into deep sea mining in PNG waters | Papua New ...

Jul 15, 2016· The Chinese deep-sea explorer ship, Zhang Jian, has set sail from Shanghai to the New Britain Trench in Papua New Guinea. The state-run news agency, Xinhua, says scientists aboard the ship will study the terrain, water and sediment in the 8,000 metre-deep trench, which is believed to .

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The secret on the ocean floor - BBC News

In an air-conditioned cabin in a teeming port in Papua New Guinea, Leslie Kewa reaches for a joystick that will control a machine the size of a house.

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Papua New Guinea : Economy | The Commonwealth

Since commercial gold-mining began in 1989, mining and oil and gas production have made a significant contribution to GDP. Oil production started in 1992. There are two oil refineries: one in the Gulf of Papua; and one at Port Moresby.

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Papua New Guinea - Wikipedia

Papua New Guinea (PNG; ... Strong growth in Papua New Guinea's mining and resource sector led to the country becoming the sixth-fastest-growing economy in the world in 2011. ... [citation needed] and from proposed submarine mining in the Bismarck Sea (by Nautilus Minerals).

Deep Sea Mining a New Ocean Threat | Papua New Guinea Today

Deep Sea Mining a New Ocean Threat Adding to concerns about the disastrous decline in ocean ecosystems, now there is another emerging threat - deep sea mining. While shallow water mining for sand, gold, tin, and diamonds has been conducted for decades, commercial deep sea mining has yet to occur anywhere.

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Environmental Uncertainties Halt Deep Sea Mining | Inter ...

SYDNEY, Dec 17 2012 (IPS) - The world's first deep sea mineral (DSM) mining venture in the Bismarck Sea off the northern coast of Papua New Guinea in the southwest Pacific has come to a halt after two years of development.

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Solwara One seabed mining set for 2018 - Post Courier

Cost of deep sea mining is very small compared to the cost of land-based mining. "This is why I think that we will see a migration away from land based mines to deep see mines and Papua New Guinea will be at the forefront of that transition," he said.

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Deep Sea Mining: Out of Our Depth Public Group | Facebook

Mining News PNG Mining News Trending News Hidden Valley Mine in Papua New Guinea goes into production By Admin on 10:47 PM 0 Comment Harmony Gold Mining announced on Monday that its Hidden Valley operation in the Papua New Guinea's Morobe Province reached commercial levels of production in the month...

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Seabed mining project in PNG secures funding | RNZ News

PNG mining minister says govt committed to deep sea mining 15 Dec 2017 Papua New Guinea's Mining Minister says the government is committed to the controversial Solwara 1 seabed mining project.

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NAUTILUS RAISES $275 MILLION FOR PNG UNDERSEA MINING ...

By Brian Gomez. SYDNEY, Australia (The National, June 4) – Nautilus Minerals raised US$175 million in the first quarter of this year in support of the world's first seafloor mining venture in Papua New Guinea. [PIR editor's note: According to the company's website, the Vancouver, British Columbia company has raised US$275 million thus far in its quest to mine the Papua New Guinea sea ...

Papua New Guinea: Canada's Nautilus Minerals aims to start ...

Deep-sea mining is yet to become a major activity, and not much is known about undersea mineral deposits...environmentalists have issued strong warnings about the potential threats that could be posed to marine ecosystems and the long-lasting damage that could result from disturbing seafloors ...

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Deep-sea Mining May Pose Serious Threat To Fragile Marine ...

A study finds undersea habitats supporting rare and potentially valuable organisms are at risk from seafloor mining scheduled to begin within this decade. Mining of massive sulphide deposits near ...

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Danger of Deep-Sea Mining - Center for Ocean Solutions

Danger of Deep-Sea Mining Jochen Halfar1 and Rodney M. Fujita2 Over the past few months, H^^^H the possibility of mineral ^^^^H ... mercial ore grades within the EEZs of PNG and, more recently, New Zealand has set off a new phase of exploration (3). The first site for such mining is expected to ...

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The Papua New Guinea Mining Policy

The Papua New Guinea Mining Policy 1 PART 1. APPLICATION 1. This Policy Handbook shall be read with specific reference to the Mining Act 1992 (and its subsequent revised amendment) and any other mining sector policies and relates to the mining exploration, operation, administration and

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Nautilus Minerals PNG

Nautilus Minerals is focused on the Solwara 1 Project; which is located at 1,600 metres water depth in the Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea. Solwara 1 is located approximately 30 kilometres from the nearest coast (New Ireland Province) and 50 kilometres north of the international Port of Rabaul (East New Britain Province).

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Deep sea mining - Seas At Risk

Deep sea mining: Exploring the unknowns 4 Governance In Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ), deep seabed mining is governed by the International Seabed Authority (ISA). The ISA has 167 members and is the authority responsible for management of mining the international sea floor.

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World's First Deep Sea Mining Venture Set to Launch in ...

The world's first deep sea mining operation will kick off in early 2019 when a Canadian firm, Nautilus Minerals Inc., lowers a trio of massive remote-controlled mining robots to the floor of the ...

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Nautilus says could start undersea mining in 2013

Construction for the world's first deep-sea mining project, off the Papua New Guinea (PNG) coast could begin by year end with first production in early 2013, TSX- and Aim-listed Nautilus ...

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The Deep Sea Mining Summit 2018

The Deep Sea Mining Summit 2018 will bring together a large array of solution providers, upcoming deep sea miners, members from the scientific community, and those within allied industries wanting to learn more about the opportunities within this emerging marketplace.

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Undersea mining in trouble as PNG queries deal - Keith ...

FRIK ELS | Mining SINCE EARLY JUNE the Canadian mine developer Nautilus Minerals has been locked in a dispute with the government of Papua New Guinea over ownership of a seabed mining project located in the Bismarck Sea. Nautilus Minerals...

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