A major gold deposit at the bottom of the Yellow Sea was first detected in China. Its reserves are estimated at 470 tons, said Wednesday the newspaper South China Morning Post.
At the same time, experts noted that the development of the field is fraught with considerable difficulties - it is located at a depth of 2 km from the surface of the water.
Submarine deposits of the precious metal were found in the area Sanshan Island, located off the coast of the eastern province of Shandong. This province is a traditional leader in terms of gold production in the country.
China is the world's largest producer and consumer of gold. According to official data, the volume of gold reserves at the end of June 2015 reached 1,658 tons.