Seabed Mining

Course Name: 

Seabed Mining (MI211)


B.Tech (Mining Engg)




Programme Specific Electives (PSE)

Credits (L-T-P): 

03 (3-0-0)


Resources from the seabed. Exploring and extraction of minerals from seabed. Comparison of seabed mining with traditional in-land mining. Mining systems - hydraulic mining, continuous line bucket (CLB) mining, modular or shuttle mining systems. Alternative systems for deep sea mining, transport and processing. Ore transfer technology. Environmental impact of seabed mining. Economics. Indian scenario - phase wise development of seabed mining. Vessels for conducting survey, research and extraction of ore reserves.


Hartman, H.L., Introductory Mining Engineering; Wiley Interscience, New York, 1987. Manjula, R. Shyam, Metals from the seabed: Prospects for Mining Polymetallic Nodules of India. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co., New Delhi, 1982.


Mining Engineering

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 Prof Harsh Vardhan,

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 Department of Mining Engineering, NITKSurathkal
 P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
 Karnataka, India.

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