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Experiments in Processing Marine Nodules.

Authors
Brooks-PT; Dean-KC; Rosenbaum-JB
Source
Proc 9th Internat Mineral Processing Cong Prague Czechoslovakia June 1-6 1970 1970 Jun; 1:5 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10010196
Abstract
Mineral nodules that occur on the oceans' floors represent a substantial potential resource of manganese, nickel, cobalt, and copper. Process development studies to devise methods for unlocking the complex assemblies of elements in the nodules were done at the Bureau of Mines Salt Lake City Metallurgy Research Center using two distinct types of marine nodules. A calcareous type of nodule occurring at a depth of nearly 1 kilometer off the southeast coast of the United States contained, in percent, 17 mn, 0.6 Ni, 0.3 Co, and 0.1 Cu. A siliceous type of nodule obtained from 3 to 4 kilometers off the southwest coast of the United States contained, in percent, 25 mn, 1 ni, 0.5 Cu, and 0.1 carbon monoxide.
Publication Date
19700601
Document Type
OP;
Fiscal Year
1970
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 110-70
NIOSH Division
SLRC;
Source Name
Proc. 9th Internat. Mineral Processing Cong., Prague, Czechoslovakia, June 1-6, 1970, V. 1
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