Nautilus Minerals Inc. Mining News

British scientists find sub-sea minerals treasure trove

They have found valuable minerals atop an underwater mountain, which is basically a huge flat-topped mound of some of the scarcest materials on Earth.

World’s first seabed gold, copper, silver mine to begin production in 2019

Canada’s Nautilus Minerals is getting closer to kicking off operations at its Solwara 1 gold, copper and silver project off the coast of Papua Guinea.

Newly found ‘ghost octopods’ at risk from deep-sea mining

This as the creature lays its eggs on the dead stalks of sponges, attached to rocky crusts, which are rich in metals like manganese.

New Zealand deep-sea life needs 'better protection' from mining, study shows

Scientist from Victoria University of Wellington says too little is known about the seafloor communities found in in New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone.

US miner goes after rare earths in the Cook Islands

Texas-based Ocean Minerals says the area is also rich in scandium, a key ingredient for making an extremely light, strong, corrosion resistant, heat tolerant and weldable alloy.

Nautilus Minerals Chairman Retires

Nautilus Minerals Inc. announces that Mr. A. Geoffrey Loudon has advised the Board that he is retiring and will not stand for re-election at the upcoming Annual General Meeting on June 1, 2016

Nautilus underwater project in Eastern Pacific richer than thought

Inferred mineral resources for Nautilus' CCZ project went up to 685 million tonnes from 410 million tonnes.

Nautilus Seafloor Production Tools arrive in Oman

The three SPTs are scheduled to undergo extensive wet testing at Duqm Port.

European consortium launches Blue Nodules project

On 1 February a European consortium launched a new Horizon 2020 project: Blue Nodules. This project addresses the  challenge of  creating a  viable  and  sustainable value  chain to  retrieve polymetallic nodules from the ocean floor. […]

Nautilus takes delivery of Seafloor Production Tools

Nautilus Minerals Inc. announces that the Solwara 1 Joint Venture (comprising Nautilus 85% and Eda Kopa (Solwara) Limited 15%) has taken delivery of the three Seafloor Production Tools (“SPTs”) from Soil Machine Dynamics Limited’s facility in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Nautilus to test seafloor mining production equipment

The Canadian deep sea miner has signed agreements with United Engineering Services LLC to provide support services associated with wet testing the company’s production and storing equipments.

World's first seafloor miner inks copper sales deal with Chinese customer

The new agreement replaces a previous three-year contract that would have seen Nautilus supplying 1.1 million tonnes of unrefined copper ore to Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group.

Hillary Clinton’s emails reveal pro deep sea miner move after request from son-in-law

The 2012 emails from an investor in Florida-based deep sea mining firm Neptune Minerals Inc. were forwarded to Clinton by her son-in-law and hedge fund partner Marc Mezvinsky.

Nautilus Minerals: Vessel dewatering plant detailed design contract awarded

Nautilus Minerals Inc. announces that contract for the detailed design of the Solwara 1 dewatering plant to be used on the Company’s Production Support Vessel has been awarded to the Brisbane office of the DRA Group.

Scientists, environmentalists call for freeze in deep sea mining permits

A group of scientists is asking international authorities to temporarily halt the approval of new underwater mining contracts until further environmental controls are put in place.

NGOs question Nautilus Minerals report on seafloor mining ‘minimum’ impacts

They are calling the company's shareholders “not to pay the price of ignorance” when it comes to investing in the Solwara 1 deep sea copper, gold mining project in Papua New Guinea.

Seafloor copper extraction better than traditional mining — report

The study, commissioned by Nautilus Minerals, shows seabed copper mining may cause less disruptions to the environment and local communities than terrestrial operations.

Nautilus Minerals named to 2015 OTCQX Best 50

Nautilus Minerals Inc. is pleased to announce it has been named to the 2015 OTCQX® Best 50, a ranking of 50 top performing companies traded on the OTCQX Best Marketplace last year.

Nautilus Minerals resumes undersea mining exploration

The goal is to expand Nautilus’ Seafloor Massive Sulphide prospect inventory around Solomon Islands, located east of Papua New Guinea.

Seabed mining dreams shattered by New Zealand latest decision

The country's refusal of a deep sea mining venture off its coast has cast a shadow over the emerging mining practice.

Deep-sea miner Nautilus to get $113m of escrowed funds

The sum will be given on the completion of the sale of 15% of its Solwara 1 project to an entity nominated by Papua New Guinea.

Deep-sea miner Nautilus to charter ship as floating base

The ship will accommodate as many as 180 people and is expected to be delivered by the end of 2017.

UN opens up more deep sea areas for mining, issues seven new licences

State-owned and private companies from the UK, Germany, India, Brazil, Singapore and Russia are among those to benefit from the seabed regulator’s decision.

New Zealand rejects underwater iron mine

The company now has 15 days to appeal with the High Court.

New Zealand may approve underwater mine this week

Trans Tasman Resource project will vacuum iron-rich seafloor sands, to later extract the desired titano-magnetite for export to Asian steel mills.