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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B53/S21.064

THE POTENTIAL OF UTILIZATION AND EVALUATION OF POLYMETALLIC NODULES BED IN CLIPPERTON-CLARION LOCALITY IN PACIFIC OCEAN

D. Kudelas, J. Kosco, P. Taus,
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-19-3 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 3, 485-492 pp

ABSTRACT
The aim of the paper is describe possibilities of evaluation polymetallic nodule on
seabed in Clipperton-Clarion area, where international organization Interoceanmetal is making research. Organizations, have already had allocated their exploring tracts and rights to polymetallic nodules mining. It is predictable that even among raw material purchasers - material conditioning firms, some new joint companies will be set up to reduce the research, development and new devices and equipment production costs. The composition of polymetallic nodules and their depositions abundance offer a possibility to consider and design the ways, how to make use of these commodities on the market. The price of commodities on the world’s stock exchange and its development forecasting are expressly the best orientations in decision-making if is mining from seabed economically suitable or not, and the way, how to extract the nodules. We focus on three metals of nodules - copper, nickel and cobalt and their world’s production (supply) and consumption (demand).

Keywords: Polymetallic Nodules, seabed mining, world’s stock exchange