ABC online about gold research at Prophet Gold Mine
John Parsons, a former mine manager who took over the disused mine site in the 1990s, is now a co-author of two research papers based on bacteria found in his soil.
The discovery, according to University of Adelaide associate professor Frank Reith, means mining companies could turn tailings dams from a liability into an asset by recovering and reprocessing leftover gold.
The researchers examined gold grains from West Coast Creek, a minor tributary of the Mary River at Kilkivan, along with other locations around Australia and the world.
They found the gold "recycling" process could take between 17 and 58 years.
Associate Professor Reith said in geological terms that was the blink of an eye.
"It's enormously fast. We just need to speed those processes up by 10, 20, 30, to have something suitable for industrial application." http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-22/how-your-old-phone-is-a-tiny-gold-mine/9330994
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