Cook Islands manganese nodules

Flat underwater surface with many rocks tucked in close to each other; bright stripes of tape on rod that is touching bottom.

Detailed Description

A bed of manganese nodules from deep offshore of the Cook Islands; photo sourced from Hein et al., 2015, taken during a Japanese research cruise in the year 2000. Nodules range from about 2 to 10 centimeters across.

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Details

Image Dimensions: 1989 x 1289

Date Taken:

Location Taken: CK

Source:

Critical metals in manganese nodules from the Cook Islands EEZ, abundances and distributions
Ore Geology Reviews, 2015, v. 68, by James R.Hein, Francesca Spinardi, Nobuyuki Okamoto, Kira Mizell, Darryl Thorburn, and Akuila Tawake

Report on the Cooperative Study Project of the Deep Sea Mineral Resources in Selected Offshore Area of the SOPAC Region, ...
JICA/MMAJ, 2001. Report on the Cooperative Study Project of the Deep Sea Mineral Resources in Selected Offshore Area of the SOPAC Region, v. 1: Sea Area of the Cook Islands. Japan International Cooperation Agency and Metal Mining Agency of Japan (322 pages).