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The Hon Peter Charles Paire O'Neill MP CMG is the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea. He is the leader of the People's National Congress and represents the constituency of Ialibu-Pangia.
Unplundered treasure reserves of gold and copper lie below our seas. Jodie McLeod looks how technology is making the mining of these minerals possible.
OFF THE COAST OF NAMIBIA — Deep beneath this frigid stretch of the Atlantic Ocean, some of the world's most valuable diamonds are scattered like lost change. The discovery of such gems has sparked a revolution in one of the world's most storied industries, sending mining companies on a race for precious stones buried just under …
Africa's coastal country of Guinea is nicknamed the "water tower of Africa," thanks to the more than 20 rivers originating inside its borders, as …
BMI Research considers mega-trends that will shape the mining industry over the next thirty years from a supply side and demand side perspective.
A seamount is a mountain rising from the ocean seafloor that does not reach to the water's surface (), and thus is not an island, islet or cliff-rock.Seamounts are typically formed from extinct volcanoes that rise abruptly and are usually found rising from the seafloor to 1,000–4,000 m (3,300–13,100 ft) in height.
In brief: The National Court in Papua New Guinea has cleared the way for the Ramu Nickel mine to dispose of its tailings using a deep sea placement off the coast of Madang Province.
Deep seabed mining is the extension of terrestrial and shallow-water mining activities in the deep ocean in the quest for minerals. It requires new technologies and approaches and new scientific knowledge, most of which have yet to be acquired and developed.
Gold was first discovered on Papua New Guinea's Aniolam Island in 1982, and in 1997, the first gold was poured at the Lihir project, then managed by Rio Tinto.
Scattered like turquoise and emeralds across the dark blue waters of the Coral and Solomon Seas, the coral reefs and forested islands of the Louisiade Archipelago stretch southeastward from the tip of Papua New Guinea for over 350 km (215 mi).
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Subsea is fully submerged ocean equipment, operations or applications, especially when some distance offshore, in deep ocean waters, or on the seabed. The term is frequently used in connection with oceanography, marine or ocean engineering, ocean exploration, remotely operated vehicle (ROVs) autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), …
1 Blue-sea thinking: Technology is transforming the relationship between people and the oceans; 2 Race to the bottom: Mining the ocean floor is about to go mainstream; 3 Net gains: Open-ocean farming will give a major boost to fish supply
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The DeepGreen way. DeepGreen was set up in 2011 by David Heydon with the support of now-CEO Gerard Baron. Both had been involved in Nautilus Minerals, another deepsea mining company which is on track to be the first in the world to start commercial operations off the coast of Papua New Guinea in the next couple of years.
Australia's (Australasia's) comprehensive mining industry site covering exploration through to mining, processing and transport including company news and profiles, government organisations, consultants, contractors, financiers and sharebrokers.
report: an overview of chinese policy, activity and strategic interests relating to deep sea mining in the pacific region