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Mining rare minerals from seabed

Nick Davis reports on the new rush to mine rare earth minerals from the seabed.

Rare earth minerals are in great demand for their use in electronics from televisions to smart phones - putting a strain on existing supply chains.

However, there is a now a new frontier in the rush for valuable minerals - the bottom of the sea.

Nick Davis reports from Jamaica, which is home to the organisation which controls the new industry.