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History’s Largest Mining Operation Is About to Begin

The Atlantic
History’s Largest Mining Operation Is About to Begin

Here are two interesting facts: 1. More people have walked on the moon than have reached the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest place on Earth. 2. The ocean floors contain more valuable minerals than all the continents combined. So it’s no surprise that the depths of the oceans are set to become the next battleground for human exploration and exploitation – this piece from The Atlantic is an excellent primer on a highly fascinating (and consequential) topic.

From Weekly Filet #284, in March 2020.

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