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  • The Newest Gold Mining Tool: Bacteria - Advancing
    The Newest Gold Mining Tool: Bacteria - Advancing

    Jan 23, 2018 The Newest Gold Mining Tool: Bacteria. Geologists employ a variety of geophysical methods to measure variations in the physical properties of rocks (e.g. density, magnetism, electrical conductivity, natural radioactivity, etc.) that may indicate a gold deposit

  • Mining: Bacteria with Midas touch for efficient gold
    Mining: Bacteria with Midas touch for efficient gold

    Apr 28, 2017 Special 'nugget-producing' bacteria may hold the key to more efficient processing of gold ore, mine tailings and recycled electronics, as well as aid in

  • Heavy Metal Pollution from Gold Mines:
    Heavy Metal Pollution from Gold Mines:

    Oct 26, 2016 The use of bacteria in gold extraction, known as biomining, has received considerable attention due to the potential roles played by these bacteria in the recovery of gold from gold-bearing ores. Acidophilic, chemolithotrophic iron and sulphur oxidizing bacteria such as Acidithiobacillus ( At

  • Gold Mining Bacteria - Slashdot
    Gold Mining Bacteria - Slashdot

    Jul 16, 2006 Fortunately, there are bacteria called Thiobacillus ferrooxidans who can dissolve and disintegrate sulphide matrices, thereby liberate the micron-sized gold grains. The bugs don't actually leach the gold. After bug-leaching destroys the sulphides, you cyanide leach the heap to get the gold. -AD

  • Bacteria may have played big role in the
    Bacteria may have played big role in the

    Dec 27, 2021 The role of bacteria To make sense of their findings, Kimmig and co-author Brian Pratt began looking at studies of how bacteria can extract gold and silver from mine drainage as

  • Microbial destruction of cyanide wastes in gold
    Microbial destruction of cyanide wastes in gold

    Abstract. Microbial destruction of cyanide and its related compounds is one of the most important biotechnologies to emerge in the last two decades for treating process and tailings solutions at precious metals mining operations. Hundreds of plant and microbial species (bacteria, fungi and algae) can detoxify cyanide quickly to environmentally acceptable levels and into less harmful

  • Isolation and characterization of bacteria from a
    Isolation and characterization of bacteria from a

    Feb 01, 2020 Gold mining process produces wastes that contaminate the environment by As. • Bacterial strains of soils from mining region were resistant to 3000 mg L −1 of As. • Reduced 71.88% of arsenite and 85.72% of arsenate from the culture medium. • Potential application of theses strains in bioremediation processes. Abstract

  • Mining With Microbes - C&EN
    Mining With Microbes - C&EN

    Oct 15, 2012 Harnessing microbes to do mining work is called biomining, or sometimes bioextraction or bioleaching. The strategy has been most extensively studied for copper and gold: Colorado-based mining

  • Bacteria and Genes Involved in Arsenic Speciation in
    Bacteria and Genes Involved in Arsenic Speciation in

    Apr 22, 2014 The bacterial community and genes involved in geobiocycling of arsenic (As) from sediment impacted by long-term gold mining were characterized through culture-based analysis of As-transforming bacteria and metagenomic studies of the arsC, arrA, and aioA genes. Sediment was collected from the historically gold mining impacted Mina stream, located in

  • Illegal gold mining booms in Brazilian Amazon, harming
    Illegal gold mining booms in Brazilian Amazon, harming

    Dec 15, 2021 Mining produces gold and death — death caused by mercury emissions, but also by COVID-19. There are more than 20,000 miners operating in the Yanomami territory

  • Cyanide treatment of mining tailings using suspended
    Cyanide treatment of mining tailings using suspended

    Given that mining is considered to be an essential activity for Mexico’s industrial development, cyanide has been increasingly used to recover precious metals such as gold and silver

  • Might microbes mine the Moon and Mars? - Sciworthy
    Might microbes mine the Moon and Mars? - Sciworthy

    Dec 30, 2021 Mining with acid-generating bacteria Sulfuric acid production by sulfur-oxidizing bacteria may be a solution to a long standing mining problem. Lasers and Fool’s Gold Give a Glimpse Into Our Ocean’s Past The amount of pyrite in the sea floor gives us an idea of how much oxygen was in the ocean millions of years ago

  • Working with bacteria to extract Silver from ore samples
    Working with bacteria to extract Silver from ore samples

    Apr 12, 2012 In the USSR, researchers at the Irkutsk Institute of Rare Metals have claimed similar success in microbial mining for gold. Uranium leaching is even more promising, in view of the rapidly escalating cost of this matal and the ease with which bacteria scavenge it from the most unpromising materials

  • Mercury Resistance in Bacterial Strains Isolated from
    Mercury Resistance in Bacterial Strains Isolated from

    Jan 02, 2007 Bacterial resistance to mercury (Hg) was investigated in strains isolated from Hg-contaminated tailing ponds located in the gold mining area of El Callao (Bol var State, Venezuela). High frequencies of resistance were detected to both inorganic-Hg and organomercurials among these strains. A broad range of resistance levels was observed when

  • NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search - 10012546 - Cyanide
    NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search - 10012546 - Cyanide

    A bacteria that occurs naturally in mine water has been found to feed on cyanide. Researchers are using the bacteria, Pseudomonas pseudoalcaligenes, to break down cyanide in heap leach solutions into carbon dioxide and ammonia. The heap leach process uses cyanide-containing solutions to dissolve gold and silver from low-grade ore

  • Manganese-reducing Pseudomonas fluorescens-group bacteria
    Manganese-reducing Pseudomonas fluorescens-group bacteria

    Oct 01, 2013 Previous studies show the importance of iron- and arsenate-reducing bacteria in mobilizing arsenic in groundwater. Here the authors present experimental evidence of arsenic mobilization in connection with bacterially mediated manganese reduction in groundwater affected by mining activities. Manganese-reducing Pseudomonas species were enriched, isolated and

  • Comparison of Bacterial Community Structure and Diversity
    Comparison of Bacterial Community Structure and Diversity

    Traditional small-scale gold mining mostly use mercury to extract the gold from ores. However, mercury contamination in the environment can affect the composition and structure of the bacterial community. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of mercury contamination on the bacterial

  • Likely scenarios in the microbial leaching of gold from
    Likely scenarios in the microbial leaching of gold from

    Aug 15, 2021 Gold bioleaching means solubilizing gold using microorganisms, such as amino acid-excreting, iodide oxidizing, or cyanogenic bacteria. Recently, we conducted an extensive review of the biogenic lixiviants that are used to leach gold from ores and minerals ( Jorjani and Askari Sabzkoohi, 2021 )

  • Analysis of Bacterial Community Structure and Diversity
    Analysis of Bacterial Community Structure and Diversity

    of these bacteria for mercury bioremediation. Keywords: Metabarcoding, Bacteria community, Mercury level, Gold mining 1. INTRODUCTION The presence of mercury in the soil has been an environmental concern and social problem. Mercury is a very toxic element, even though it is present in very little concentration in the body

  • Bacteria Make Gold Nuggets - Seeker
    Bacteria Make Gold Nuggets - Seeker

    Sep 01, 2010 - The bacteria have been identified and so someday hand-held biosensors may help in gold prospecting. Gold nuggets are often the creations of bacterial biofilms, say Australian researchers who

  • The bug that lays the golden egg
    The bug that lays the golden egg

    Feb 03, 2013 Gold nuggets on display on April 29, 2011 in Jamestown, California. Among the more peculiar organisms that inhabit our Earth exists a bacterium that turns water-soluble gold into microscopic