4.1 Survey & Exploration

Survey & Exploration in the CIOB mine site was continued for updating relative concentration and quality characteristics of the polymetallic nodules in different pre-determined blocks. The geo- statistical analysis of all 12.5 km grid sample data is initiated to update the estimate on resource potential. A cruise of ORV Sagar Kanya was carried out to CIOB mine site for close grid sampling at 5 km in a selected block.