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A team of researchers at the University of Tokyo said Thursday they have discovered high-grade gold ore on a seabed off a remote island south of Tokyo.

The ore, collected from a hydrothermal deposit at an underwater volcanic crater off Aogashima, contained as much as 275 grams of gold per ton, a figure that is higher than usual for such deposits on land or sea in Japan, the researchers said.

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