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Metals Company completes Pacific seafloor recovery test

Nasdaq-listed The Metals Company (TMC) has concluded the first integrated pilot system seafloor test in the Clarion Clipperton Zone of the Pacific Ocean since the 1970s, collecting approximately 4,500 t of seafloor polymetallic nodules.

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Tests advance on seabed floor mining

Mining the seafloor for rare earths, critical minerals and other metals has courted controversy because of the environmental risks associated with the venture of tapping into the seabed.