Seabed material commodity and resource summaries
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Seabed material commodity and resource summaries

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  • Description:
    This report is organized to lead the user directly to sources that may provide further information on particular seabed materials. It contains: (1) descriptions of the size of the marine mineral resource base and market size for both onshore and offshore marine mineral sources; (2) price series for marine minerals with prospective seabed sources; (3) composite prices for four marine mineral types; (4) consumption and price `elasticities' of mineral reserves; (5) trends in mineral exploration and U.S. federal expenditures for marine nonfuel resources; (6) maps of existing, proposed, or past entitlements for marine hard minerals; (7) a list of known marine polymetallic sulfide deposits and reported grades; (8) world flows in zinc and copper and the value of apparent consumption in the U.S. in relation to imports and recycling; and (9) a bibliography.
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