Ancient ocean floors could help search for critical minerals

3 Jun 2022
Granite rock with mining hammer
Examining ocean floors key to minerals needed for renewable energy. Image: Supplied

Studying ancient ocean floors could help discover minerals needed to produce electric cars and solar panels.

Researchers at The University of Queensland led a collaborative study that examined the remnants of ocean floors in eastern Australia and central Asia and applied a method to date the age of calcite trapped inside. 

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