A New ‘Ocean’ Discovered Underground

‘Deep within the Earth’s rocky mantle lies oceans’ worth of water locked up in a type of mineral called ringwoodite’ – News Discovery

There’s a lot of issues with fresh water at the moment, with populations increasing and climate change causing heavy and unexpected rainfall the amount of water we are attaining is lowering, whilst demand is increasing. Finding a solution to drought as well as flooding is important and finding a way to extract this water from the earth’s mantle may be the way to do it! 🙂

Here are three great websites which explain the new ‘ocean’ in further detail


Fragments of the blue-colored mineral ringwoodite synthesized in the laboratory.

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