The sea floor could become a focus of mining for rare earths. Photo: Reuters The sea floor could become a focus of mining for rare earths. Photo: Reuters
The sea floor could become a focus of mining for rare earths. Photo: Reuters
South China Sea

Could the world’s deep seas become China’s mining frontier?

  • Chinese researchers have spent the last decade mapping the globe’s ocean floors looking for potential mineral deposits
  • The results offer insight into what kind of reserves are out there, scientists say

Topic |   South China Sea
The sea floor could become a focus of mining for rare earths. Photo: Reuters The sea floor could become a focus of mining for rare earths. Photo: Reuters
The sea floor could become a focus of mining for rare earths. Photo: Reuters
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