Underwater Mining


Underwater Mining is the extraction of minerals (stones, natural resources, and metals) under or in bodies of water. We plan to become the best at underwater mining.

Underwater Mining Methods:

  • Deep-Sea Mining is extracting minerals deposits located deep in the ocean, sea, bay, and gulf floors. Deep-Sea Mining is relatively new at depths more than 200+ to thousands of meters below the water surface. Techniques are usually suction, dredging, slurry pipes, tracked vessels, cutting, fragmentation, and grinding. 
  • Shallow-Sea Mining is extracting minerals and metal deposits located in shallow areas of the ocean, sea, bay, and gulfs floors. Shallow-Sea mining is at depths less than 200 meters below the water surface. Techniques are usually suction, dredging, slurry pipes, tracked vessels, cutting, fragmentation, and grinding.
  • Running Waterways Mining is extracting mineral deposits in natural and artificial linear waterways such as a river, canal, creek, brook, stream, runoffs, and other tributaries. Extraction techniques are usually suction, dredging, slurry pipes, dragline, and cutting/fragmentation.
  • Stationery Waterways Mining is extracting minerals deposits in barriers and navigation waterways such as a lake, pond, dam, swamp, weirs (low dam), marshland, lock, fen, beach, bog, reservoir, dock, rapid, bayou, and other sitting waters. Extraction techniques usually include suction, dredging, slurry pipes, draglines, tracked vessels, and cutting/fragmentation.
Challenges And Environment

Offshore operations will be more challenging than land production due to the remote and harsher environment. Much of the innovation in offshore is overcoming the challenges of installing infrastructure, logistics, and facilities. Some of these water base facilities will be standing meters out of the water while others are floating. Floating systems will likely be lower cost in deeper waters than a fixed platform. The unique nature of each facility brings many challenges as the ocean adds hundreds of meters of stress, compression, tension, and pressure. The power to move and lift materials for processing for separation.
Other challenges include logistics, Human Resources (such as workers, management, training, etc.), human needs (such as cafeteria, sleeping quarters, medical, weather, etc.), and other support functions. Staff transport will be by helicopter and supplies by shipping vessels. Supplies are well thought out to ensure the best use of limited space. Underwater workers will likely receive a higher salary than other industry workers—infrastructure for internet, video conferences, cellular, etc.

Environmental 
Every exploration and extraction project receives an Environmental Strategy | Climate Address | Offshore Hazard Strategy | Platform or Vessel Accidents Plan | Production Strategy | Weather Strategy | Medical Plan.