In the northern waters of the area Sanshandao Laizhou city at a depth of 2000 meters under water, Chinese scientists have discovered a huge deposit, which, according to preliminary estimates, lies the precious metal in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
This is the first field discovered in the ocean waters surrounding China.
According to preliminary calculations, the gold deposit contains, at least, 470.47 tons of gold. After three years of searching for the third Shandong Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration discovered really valuable mine.
However, experts are now faced with the difficult problem of access to the mine, which is out of reach excavators. China.org.cn reports that, despite the fact that East Asia is the world's leading gold producer, currently technological capabilities do not allow to extract minerals at a depth of 1000 meters below the Earth's surface.