China Minmetals flags off deep-sea mining voyage

The company logo of Minmetals Resources is displayed outside its headquarters in Hong Kong April 26, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

REUTERS | 29 August 2017

“BEIJING (Reuters) – China Minmetals Corp [CHMIN.UL] has flagged off its maiden deep-sea venture seeking minerals in the east Pacific Ocean, a company spokesman confirmed.

The ’Xiang Yang Hong 06’ survey vessel, with a crew of 26, on Tuesday left Qingdao in China’s eastern Shandong province for the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone, where it will search for polymetallic nodules, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The voyage will last more than 90 days, according to the Beijing-based company, which has land resources spanning China, Australia and South America.”

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