Seafloor Mineral Deposits Studied by the USGS

list of seafloor deposit names and the primary elements and metals that are found within them.

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Seafloor Mineral Deposits Studied by the USGS

Type of seafloor deposit, and which primary elements and metals are found within them:

Seafloor massive sulfides: Copper, zinc, gold, silver

Manganese nodules: Nickel, copper, cobalt, lithium, molybdenum, manganese

Ferromanganese crusts: Cobalt, manganese, tellurium, nickel, molybdenum, rare earth elements 

Phosphorites: Phosphorous, yttrium, rare earth elements, fluorine

Marine minerals in the Arctic Ocean: Scandium, thorium, lithium, manganese, vanadium


Image Dimensions: 630 x 428

Location Taken: US