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Marine Mineral Resources: A Newfangled Treasure to Explore

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Geology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002, INDIA
  • 2Department of Geography, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 110025, INDIA
  • 3Department of Geology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002, INDIA
  • 4National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, INDIA

Res. J. Marine Sci., Volume 3, Issue (2), Pages 1-5, October,10 (2015)


Prior to the knowledge of marine mineral deposits, the minerals were extracted only from the terrestrial deposits, and this extraction was so vigorous that these minerals started diminishing very fast. So, the discovery of an alternate source of minerals, i.e. the marine minerals, has been proved to be a great relief in terms of the extinction of many minerals. Moreover, there are some more minerals that have been discovered on the ocean floor. The marine deposits are a vast source of various minerals, they possess immense economic benefits. But these benefits are yet to be yielded, as, the task of the practical extraction is still to be achieved. The researches and studies are being carried out for the utilization of these vast resources, legislations are being framed and agencies are being set up for the appropriate extraction, protection and ownership of these marine mineral deposits.


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