Exploiting new sources of raw materials is gaining importance for securing the longterm supply of natural resources as a result of the rising global need for raw materials and the declining quality of the known deposits. The potential of marine mineral resources on the seafloor is particularly...
Their purpose is to prevent the tunnel, which leads down almost vertically into the ground, from collapsing. Every day, dozens of men clamber down that tunnel – all at the same time. I am at a tin mine in Rwanda. It is July, and my colleagues and I are inspecting mining companies and cooperatives...
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/01/2015 The opportunities of deep-sea mining for Germany’s raw material strategy 10