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There is currently no onshore mining in Tonga, but minerals have been found offshore, generating international interest. Exploratory mining licences have been granted throughout the years to several international institutions including Bluewater Metals Pty Ltd and the Korean Oceanography Research Development Institute. Tonga is involved in the Pacific Deep Sea Minerals Project which is funded by the European Union and managed by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community Applied Geoscience and Technology Division (SOPAC) and helps pacific communities to manage reserves of deep sea minerals. In 2008 Nautilus Minerals conducted a deep sea mineral resources exploration in Tonga, which led to the discovery of ten new seafloor sulphide systems, most of which are zinc dominated deposits. These findings are expected to result in new industrial development for Tonga. In 2012 the International Seabed Authority and Tonga Offshore Mining, a subsidiary of Nautilus Minerals, signed a 15-year contract for the exploration of polymetallic mineral reserves in an area of the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone in the Pacific Ocean.

Mining and Minerals organisations in Tonga
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