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Rusting fool’s gold in glaciers a sign of increased carbon

Some say the world will end in fire, some in ice. One more reason to hold with those who favor fire: USC scientists have...

Make Invisible Gold Visible

Scientists are using the new Geoscience Atom Probe Facility at Curtin University to study mineral deposits containing locked resources of gold in refractory ores. Curtin...

Long-gone bacteria blows the whistle on gold deposits

Modern science is shining light on Jurassic rock, associating the organic remains of ancient bacteria with an increased likelihood of striking gold. Curtin University researcher...

Silica dust in small-scale gold mining linked to silicosis, TB epidemic

Silica dust hazards in large gold mines have been well documented, but the situation is far worse in small-scale gold mining according to a...

Inhospitable climate fosters gold ore formation

The Witwatersrand Basin in South Africa holds the world's largest gold deposits across a 200-km long swathe. Individual ore deposits are spread out in...

‘Gold rush’ threatens tropical forests in South America

A global "gold rush" has led to a significant increase of deforestation in the tropical forests of South America. This is according to new research...

Improving the hunt for gold

A geologist is using conditional probability principles to improve the design of nuggetty gold mines. CSIRO's Dr June Hill says nuggetty deposits may be rich...

Gold rush in space? Asteroid miners prepare, but eye water first

(Reuters) - Mining in space is moving from science fiction to commercial reality but metals magnates on this planet need not fear a mountain...

Looking for a new gold mine? We’ve got the map

As published this month in Nature Geoscience, researchers and industry partners have produced the first major 'cat scan of the earth'. Their work reveals...

Earthquakes make gold veins in an instant

Scientists have long known that veins of gold are formed by mineral deposition from hot fluids flowing through cracks deep in Earth’s crust. But...

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