Geologists find bacteria that turns traces of gold into nuggets

ArticleMining sectorJanuary 22, 2018 - 4:03:14 AM

Geologists have discovered bacteria on a patch of earth in regional Queensland that takes natural traces of gold and turns them into nuggets.

The discovery, according to University of Adelaide associate professor Frank Reith, means mining companies could turn tailings dams from a liability into an asset by recovering and reprocessing leftover gold...

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