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Nextgen miners might include microbes

"Biomining" to process ore and mine tailings without chemicals Metal Tech News - November 8, 2023

Each year in Canada, roughly 200 active mines contribute to billions of tons of mining waste. The estimated number of tailing storage facilities surveyed worldwide is over 12,000.

While considered industrial waste, these facilities also contain a number of useful minerals at a concentration deemed too low to be worth extracting-until now.

Enter biomining, which covers several biological separation...

 

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