publication . Article . 1986

Marine Cobalt Resources

Frank T. Manheim;
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  • Published: 02 May 1986
  • Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Ferromanganese oxides in the open oceans are more enriched in cobalt than any other widely distributed sediments or rocks. Concentrations of cobalt exceed 1 percent in ferromanganese crusts on seamounts, ocean ridges, and other raised areas of the ocean. The cobaltrich crusts may be the slowest growing of any earth material, accumulating one molecular layer every 1 to 3 months. Attention has been drawn to crusts as potential resources because they contain cobalt, manganese, and platinum, three of the four priority strategic metals for the United States. Moreover, unlike abyssal nodules, whose recovery is complicated by their dominant location in international wa...
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free text keywords: Multidisciplinary, Mid-ocean ridge, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Oceanography, Crust, Geochemistry, Cobalt, chemistry.chemical_element, chemistry, Abyssal zone, Seamount, Sediment, Ferromanganese, Geology, Exclusive economic zone
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