Chinese “dragon” manned submersible in the Indian Ocean for a period ending 118 days after the first exploration trip to return. According to reports, the exploration and discovery of large deposits of gold and silver and other precious metals.
Integrated media reported March 18, dragon manned submersible ended a period of 118 days after the Indian Ocean for the first time the return journey of exploration. According to reports, the exploration and discovery of large deposits of gold and silver and other precious metals.
“New Indian Express” website March 17 entitled “China bathyscaphe discovered huge deposits in the seabed,” the article said, in a recent mission, the “dragon” successfully conducted 13 dives investigated more a hydrothermal areas, deep-sea hydrothermal features and biodiversity, to collect a lot of data and more than 700 samples.
Submersible ship discovered several new deep-sea hydrothermal vents – the deep fissure eruption of hot water. These findings will contribute to the seabed sediments contain a variety of metal sulfide resource and environmental studies.
Deep Sea “black smokers”, also known as hydrothermal sulfide, is a copper-zinc and silver-containing marine sediments. After carrying out a chemical reaction of these metal sulfide formation and slowly form of “black smokers” deposited on the seabed.
China in 2012 approved an exploration of the southwest Indian Ocean, an area of the international seabed area of 10,000 square kilometers of sulphides deposits. The move consolidated the Chinese presence in India backyard. China won the 15-year instruments of ratification from the International Seabed Authority.
China also in 2001 acquired the exclusive right to explore 75,000 square kilometers of the eastern Pacific polymetallic nodule deposits.
To the mythical dragon named the “dragon” in June 2012 to achieve the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean 7062 meters maximum dive depth.
Upon completion of this mission, “dragon” assigned to a new national deep-sea base of the pier.Located in Qingdao Jimo national deep-sea base was founded in 2013, covers an area of 26 hectares, 67 hectares waters, the first phase investment of 500 million yuan.
“Dragon” will travel to the Pacific Northwest in June and August this year, the beginning of a new expedition.
China in 2013 began construction of a second manned submersible, for more deep-sea research.Aboard the submersible dive to a depth of 4500 meters.