Pacific Minerals in the New Millennium:  The Role of Marine Minerals in the Development of the Pacific Basin and Rim


January 23, 2000

Welcoming Reception and Registration

8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Aaron's, Ala Moana Hotel
(Go to the top floor, no-host cash bar)


January 24, 2000


Begins at 9:00 AM
Keoni Auditorium, Jefferson Hall
Imin International Conference Center
East-West Center


Call to Order
Charles L. Morgan UMI Chair

Host's Welcome: An Overview
Alexander Malahoff
UMI Host and Program Co-chair


Commercial and Environmental Impact Topics
Charles L. Morgan, Session Chair

Deep Sea Minerals, Inc.
James Cairns, Chief Executive Officer
Deep Sea Minerals, Inc., Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

Universal Tool and Technology for Seabed Borehole Mining
Grigori Abramov, President
Borehole Mining International, Inc., Littleton, Colorado, USA

Underwater Jet Pump Transfer Systems
Gary S. Thorvaldsen1 and Anthony W. Wakefield2
1 Genflo, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
2 AW Wakefield, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

A Fluidization System Equipped with Central Type Jet Pump for Dredging Channels
Iman Ahmed El-Sawaf, Associate Professor
Suez Canal University, Port-Said, Egypt

A New Sand Delineation Tool for Deposits at 100m
Michael J. Cruickshank, President
MMTC Associates, Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA

Adopting the Australian Minerals Industry "Code for Environmental Management" in Marine Mining
Julian Malnic, Chief Executive Officer
Nautilus Minerals Corporation, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia

Boundaries of Impact of Marine Aggregate Mining in Shelf Waters
Richard C. Newell1, Managing Director; Lindsay J. Seiderer1, Research Director; and David R. Hitchcock2, Managing Director
1 Marine Ecological Surveys Limited, Cornwall, United Kingdom
2 Coastline Surveys Limited, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Some Environmental Issues in Marine Mining, with Possible Resolutions
Derek V. Ellis, Professor Emeritus
University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


Pacific Hydrogenetic and Diagenetic Deposits

Growth History and Environment of Ferromanganese Crusts in the Marginal Seamounts, Northwestern Pacific: Moana Wave Cruise 9507
Akira Usui1 and Kenichi Harada2
1 Geological Survey of Japan, Ibaraki, Japan
2 Yamagata University, Yamagata, Japan

Tellurium-rich Ferromanganese Crusts
James R. Hein, Senior Research Geologist
U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California, USA

Occurrence of Ferromanganese Crust in the Lemkein Seamount of the Republic of the Marshall Islands: Preliminary Results
Jai-Woon Moon, Cheong-Kee Park, Sung-Hyun Park, and Ki-Hyune Kim
Deepsea Resources Research Center
Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute, Ansan, Seoul, Korea

Environmental Influences on Manganese Nodule Composition in the Western Central Pacific
Philomene Verlaan1, Postgraduate Researcher; David S. Cronan1, and Charles L. Morgan2
1 Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, United Kingdom
2 Morgan and Associates, Inc., Honolulu, Hawai'i USA

A New Phosphate Anomaly in the South Mexican Pacific
Arturo Carranza Edwards, Titular Researcher
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico


Spouses' Tour: Navatek I Whale Watch Lunch Cruise
Hotel pick up at 11:00 AM and return by 3:00 PM

Open Evening


January 25, 2000


Begins at 9:00 AM
Keoni Auditorium, Jefferson Hall
Imin International Conference Center
East-West Center

Annual Meeting of the International Marine Minerals Society
Alexander Malahoff, President


International Political Considerations
Alexander Malahoff, Session Chair

Update on the United Nations International Seabed Authority Deliberations
Charles L. Morgan, Consultant
Morgan and Associates, Inc., Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA

Applications of a Maritime Boundary Database to Ocean Mining Planning
Hal D. Palmer, President
MRJ Technology Solutions, Fairfax, Virginia, USA


Pacific Hydrothermal Deposits

Hawaiian Mineral Deposits and Extremophiles on Loihi Submarine Volcano: A New Resource
Alexander Malahoff, Director
Hawai'i Undersea Research Laboratory and Marine Bioproducts Engineering Center
University of Hawai'i, Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA

First Search for Hydrothermal Deposits in Indonesia
Raymond A. Binns, Chief Research Scientist
CSIRO Exploration and Mining, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia

Detailed Magnetic and Morphological Investigations of the East Manus Basin and Planet Deep Section of the New Britain Trench, Papua New Guinea
Sang-Mook Lee1, Kyeong-Yong Lee1, Raymond Binns2, and John Waters2
1 Deepsea Resources Research Center
Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute, Ansan, Seoul, Korea
2 Exploration and Mining, CSIRO, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia

The Modern Massive Sulfide Deposits in the North Fiji Basin (NFB): Results from the SO 134 Cruise in August/September 1998
Peter Halbach, Professor Doctor; E. Rahders; and Margret Halbach
Freie UniversitŠt Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Submarine Hydrothermal Mineralisation Off the Lesser Antiles
David S. Cronan, Professor
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Mineraology and Paragenesis of Sulfide Chimneys on the Southern East Pacific Rise Between 7 and 21 S
Ganpat S. Roonwal1, Professor; Vesnia Marchig2; and Mohd R. Sheyestehfar1
1 University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
2 Bundesanstalt fur Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, Hannover, Germany


General Topics

Chemical and Geological Study of Mexican North Pacific Littoral Sediments
Leticia Rosales Hoz, Titular Researcher
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

Integrating GIS with Image Database and Its Role in the Development of Marine Minerals
Lu Jun
Chinese Academy of Geological Deposits, Beijing, China

Placer Deposits of Kerala Offshore, India: Present Assessment and Future Mining Deposits
S. Rajendran
Cochin University of Science & Technology, Cochin, Kerala, India


UMI Banquet
Armstrong Manor
2426 Armstrong Street, Manoa Valley
Aloha attire

5:30 PM Lu'au Dinner: Hawaiian Entertainment
7:00 PM IMMS Presentations: UMI Banquet Address
8:30 PM Adjournment of the 30th UMI


January 26, 2000

Geotechnical Tour of O'ahu escorted by Alexander Malahoff

8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Registration and pre-payment required by December 1, 1999.

A group tour of spectacular sites and technical centers around O'ahu including the Makai Research Pier science facility, UH Marine Center at Snug Harbor, and Coconut Island and the new Pauley-Pagen Laboratory at the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology. We will visit the most recent volcanic eruption on O'ahu to introduce guests to the Hawaiian volcanic processes. Visit Pisces V and Pisces IV submersibles, ROV and RV Kai'imikai-o-Kanaloa, and the new Biotechnology Laboratory. Lunch is included. Bus will pick up groups at Lincoln Hall, East-West Center and at the lobby entrance of the Ala Moana Hotel. Cost is US$25.00 per person.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact:

Ms. Karynne Chong Morgan, Conference Coordinator
Underwater Mining Institute, Hawai'i Undersea Research Laboratory
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
1000 Pope Road, MSB 303, Honolulu, HI 96822 USA

Tel: 808.956-6036 Fax: 808.956-9772

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