Huge deposits of manganese were discovered off the coast of Japan


Huge deposits of manganese found near the Eastern coast of Japan. The Deposit is equal to the square of the third largest Japanese island of Kyushu and lies at a depth of 5.5 thousand kilometers in the Pacific ocean.

But, to raise the manganese on the surface is problematic. The cost of production of the metal will exceed the potential economic benefits. Scientists from the University of Tokyo (Japan) we hope that in the future there is a way to master the extensive manganese deposits.

Manganese is used in the smelting of steel and to improve its properties. Manganese alloys are characterized by high resistivity, therefore, their use in the manufacture of rheostats. From manganese ore to produce glass, ceramics, mineral dyes and the famous “potassium permanganate”.

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