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Dom Post: Taking Kermadec arc off the mining map

Peter Griffin posted in on August 31st, 2010.

Research, Science and Technology minister Wayne Mapp says he supports the protection of the Kermadec region, and hence the restriction of any mining activity in the area. While the area is rich in mineral deposits, it is also virtually untouched, and seen as an important example of marine biodiversity. An excerpt: (read in full here) […]

Dom Post: Scientists seek new life in mine zone

Peter Griffin posted in on May 5th, 2010.

As mining companies eye the Kermadec Arc for their underwater mineral deposits, NIWA scientists will next week travel to the area to learn more about its  flora and fauna. Relatively little is known about the area’s biology, but it is known to have rich deposits of sulphur, iron, manganese and copper (amongst other minerals). An […]

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