Deep Seabed Mining: Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, Volume 55
U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Ocean Minerals and Energy, 1981 - Manganese mines and mining, Submarine - 283 pages
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