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Biodiversity loss from deep-sea mining will be unavoidable

Biodiversity losses from deep-sea mining are unavoidable and possibly irrevocable, an international team of 15 marine scientists, resource economists and legal scholars argue in...

Bacteria with Midas touch for efficient gold processing

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...

The formation of gold deposits in South Africa

At a first glance, the Witwatersrand basin, the largest known gold resource on our planet, is not automatically related to ocean research. However, in...

Copper-bottomed deposits

The world's most valuable copper deposits, known as porphyry deposits, originate from cooling magma. But how can we predict the size of these deposits?...

Long-term impacts of deep-sea mineral mining

A new international study has demonstrated that deep-sea nodule mining will cause long-lasting damage to deep-sea life. This study, led by scientists at the...

Psychedelic Salt Mine, Russia

Hundreds of feet below a Russian city is an abandoned salt mine which might as well be the inside of a rave. The walls are...

Giant jade stone uncovered in Myanmar

Miners in Burma have unearthed one of the world's most valuable pieces of jade -it worth £140million. It was found in a mine in the...

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...

Super Pit relic revealed as new mineral

Kalgoorlie-Boulder's famous Golden Mile and Super Pit has not only produced more than 50 million ounces of gold but it has now produced one...

Geologist examines impact of carbon dioxide released from mine drainage

The collective estimated amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere from 140 coal mines across Pennsylvania is the equivalent to that of...

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