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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 16, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Ocean floor may yield new mineral resources SARGASSO Aboard Even as the sarth's mineral resources are exhausted on are finding tew ones on the ocean floors. Through photography and 'her oceanographers discovered that vast pro- iocs of the world's ocean bot- oms are carpeted with valu- ible mineral deposits that lave been growing for ions jt years. These minerals grow in the orm of consisting nainly of with and lesser mounts of nickel and cobalt. Mining companies now are exploring ways to harvest these mineral gardens and es- pecially the copper in them. The ranging in size from gum balls to are jet black when dark brown when dry. They rest al- most in rows upon the ocean creamy with sediment of the ages. LOOK LIKE APPLES may be touching so close together they look like apples in a said ET. Charles D. marine geologist of the Weeds Hole Oceanographic Institution. manganese nodule grows like an in con- centric said chief scientist aboard this 245- foot Woods Hole research ship. a fish the ear-bone of a a shark's tooth or some angular fragment of an object like volcanic glass is the nucleus of the The used in production of dissolves out of ths sea Hollis- ter coating the nucleus layer by for as many as 15 million years. Manganese nodules contain at least 90 per cent manga- nese and iron generally and those which contain one per cent or more of nickel or cobalt considered a rich ore Hollister said. The .nodules have been found to contain more than two per cent an amount which would be con- sidered rich ore if found on he added. SEEK METHODS The scientist said that Japanese and West German mining companies have conducted feasibility studies in how to scoop the manganese nodules from tte Pacific Ocean floor. Usually oceanograp hers have found the nodules growing In a layer on top of the ocean floor. But Hollister said in a giant core sample of sediment bunight aboard this ship 300 joiles east of oceanograpjiers found large manganese nodules buried up to 18 inches beneath the ocean floor surface. The travelling from the Azores to has been using a gi- ant piston coring rig to re- cover 40 to IV- feet of ocean floor sediment in order to see how they were deposited. Sears Check out these 5 most-wanted features.The low price even includes a special pre-wash program to loosen extra tough soil. delicate and perm-press programs plus a water-suspenson cool-down to prevent spin-set wrinkles 2-3 temperature combinations 3-Water level control 4-Second 'low' speed for sheers 5-Super Roto-swirl agitator Other features lint filter. Lid safety switch. Pump guard. Porcelain top. Mar-resistant White acrylic finish. With Suds Saver more We service what we coast-to-coast. Each Kenmore is covered by reliable labour and parts warranties plus Simpsons-Sears exclusive 'Satisfaction or money refunded' guarantee. Charge your Kenmore on your all-purpose account. 4-program Kenmore automatic washer 284 00 Exclusive 'Soft-heat' Kenmore dryer OO Heat diminishes as clothes dry to prevent over-drying No-heat 'air' fluffs towels Top-mounted lint screen High air-speed for fast drying Push-to-start button. Door safety switch. Match-mate for washer at Simpsons-Sears you get the finest guarantee satisfaction or money refunded and free delivery Simpsons-Sears Ltd.- STORE Daily from a.m. to p.m. Thura. and Fri. a.m. to p.m. Ctntrt Moll. 321-9231. Whatever You HeeJAnytime... V t Merchandise for Sale The UthbridgeHerald WanfAb King the You can be sure your Ads will reach just about every- one you want to They won't be they won't be sleep- ing-or 0 READING REQUIRES ATTENTION ATTENTION What YOU GET With The Uthbridge Herald CLASSIFIED ADS CALL 328 4411 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday Till p.m. The Lethbtidge Herald L ;