Detailed seamount-scale studies of ferromanganese crusts reveal new insights into their formation and resource assessment.

Bramley J Murton, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom, Paul Lusty, British Geological Survey Keyworth, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom, Isobel A Yeo, National Oceanography Center, Soton, Southampton, United Kingdom, Sarah Howarth, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom and Scientific Party of cruise JC142