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    Chinese marine geologists have discovered about 500 tons of gold under the seabed in the East China Sea, local media reporte

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The first undersea gold reserves and the largest gold deposit found in China was discovered after three years of investigations near Sanshan Island in east China’s Shandong province, 1.2 miles below sea level, the South China Morning Post newspaper reported Tuesday.

    The new-found deposit is currently valued at over $16.4 billion and is estimated to hold at least 1,600 tons of gold, according to the newspaper.

    The gold mine is located near the city of Laizhou, which is home to the largest gold deposits in the country.

    In May, China proposed to India that the two countries start several joint mining projects to explore the Southern Indian Ocean’s seabeds for precious metals, including gold and silver.

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    • avatar
      dearing19992
      This may have fallen out of my pocket on my last trip to China. Hopefully they can return my gold asap.
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      jas
      Watch out for the US, Germany, UK and France. They may see the need to exercise their "right" to "free navigation" and send aircraft carriers and mining equipment to "protect" the gold like the Right Sector protects valuable things.
    • qvasko 15
      Three years of investigations have just paid off!
    • Panagiotis Brd
      All right but is there a great need to get that out ?
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