Geologists discover bacteria that turns small bits of gold into solid nuggets


Geologists in Queensland, Australia have discovered a unique type of bacteria that is able to forge small bits of gold into solid nuggets. This discovery could allow mining companies to reprocess previously undesirable gold into market-ready products as well as transform the ways in which gold-containing electronics are disposed. “In electronic waste, there’s a lot of gold,”¬†University of Adelaide associate professor Frank Reith told ABC.¬†”We need a technique without impact to health or community… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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