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David Shukman FRSGS: Deep Sea Gold Rush (DUMFRIES)

28th January @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

As demand grows for valuable minerals, there are plans to open a new frontier in mining: in the deep ocean. Rocks on the sea floor contain far more gold, copper, zinc and rare-earth elements than those on land. But environmentalists are appalled at the prospect of damage to fragile marine ecosystems. As Science Editor of BBC News, David has pioneered coverage of this development and explores its pros and cons.

Tickets can be reserved via the Eventbrite website – please follow the link below. For most talks, tickets will also be available on the night, on the door. If booking a Tiso or RSGS member ticket please be sure to bring your card(s) along.  Thank you.

RSGS Inspiring People talks are open to all. We are pleased to say that this year’s talks programme is being run in partnership with Tiso, the outdoor retail specialist. Entry is £10 for adults, £8 for Tiso Outdoor Experience cardholders, and free for RSGS members, students and U18s.


Royal Scottish Geographical Society


Easterbrook Hall
The Crichton, Bankend Road
DUMFRIES, Scotland DG1 4TA United Kingdom
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