New manganese deposit
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 50, Issue 1, page 12, January 1969
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1969), New manganese deposit, Eos Trans. AGU, 50(1), 12–12, doi:10.1029/EO050i001p00012-01.(
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The discovery of a multi-million dollar deposit of manganese on the floor of Green Bay, Lake Michigan, was announced by Professor J. Robert Moore, a University of Wisconsin oceanographer. Pellets composed of manganese (2–17%), iron, and other elements were found in July by Professor Moore and a crew of graduate students during routine bottom sampling. Moore estimates that there are between 180 and 200 square miles in which concentrations of the deposit are sufficiently high to make mining practical, when techniques are perfected to guard against further pollution and ecological imbalance in the bay. It is also significant that the manganese is in pellet form, which makes the cost of recovery and processing economically feasible.