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China Plans Deep Sea Mining of Copper, Nickel, Cobalt, Silver, and Gold in International Waters

The demand for metals used in the production of electronic devices, such as cellular phones and laptop computers, has pushed China to the deep sea.  Searching for copper, nickel, cobalt, silver and gold, the Chinese want to explore inactive hydrothermal vents at a depth of over 5,000 feet in international waters.  Environmentalists fear marine pollution.

July 15th