GSI discovers millions of tonnes of precious metals and minerals in Indian waters

Posted on:17 Jul 2017 12:20:04
GSI discovers millions of tonnes of precious metals and minerals in Indian waters
17 July 2017 Current Affairs: Scientists from the Geological Survey of India (GSI) have discovered the presence of millions of tonnes of precious metals and minerals deep under the waters within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of peninsular India.

They have confirmed the presence large amount of lime mud, phosphate-rich and calcareous sediments, hydrocarbons, metalliferous deposits and micronodules.

The presence of lime mud, phosphate-rich sediments was discovered off Karwar, Mangaluru and Chennai coasts, gas hydrate in the channel-levee system of Mannar Basin off the Tamil Nadu coast, micro-manganese nodules around Lakshadweep Sea and cobalt-bearing ferromanganese crust from the Andaman Sea.

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