ANALYSIS: Digging in Neptune's Kingdom: The First Deep-Sea Mining Project

By Lucy-Claire Saunders

And every sea-god pays a gem,
Yearly out of his watery cell,
To deck great Neptune’s diadem.
Thomas Campion

6 February 2009 [MEDIAGLOBAL]: Allusions to an underwater El Dorado are common in Western literature—such as the hymn by 16th century British poet Thomas Campion. A seafloor encrusted with hidden treasures awaits discovery to only the bravest who dare venture where the sun never shines….more at