- Why reclaim from the sea?
- Who first started subsea mining?
- What are the sea reclamation expectations?
Diamonds are becoming increasingly scarcer and some people even believe the diamond mines will be completely dried up within the next 15 years. This is mainly down to the fact that very few new diamond mines are being discovered and the demand for diamonds has exploded. However, the search is continuing unabatedly and not just on the mainland. Are diamonds from the ocean the diamond industry’s future? How do we reclaim diamonds from the sea?
Why reclaim from the sea?
Diamonds were first formed many millions of years ago and pushed up to the earth’s surface as a result of volcanic activity. Most of the well-known diamond stocks can be found on the mainland. But there is still a substantial stock of diamonds available on the seabed too, which has so far not been extensively explored due to the expense involved.
That is why there have only been a handful of subsea, relatively small diamond mines for a long period of time. However, it looks like this is now about to change as a result of the development of new techniques and a growing interest from investors and governments.