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Mineral map of cuprite, USGS photo.

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Microbial Ecology of an Extreme Acidic Environment, the Tinto River part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This journal article analyzes the microbial ecology of the Rio Tinto, an extreme environment with a rather constant acidic pH and high concentration of heavy metals. Molecular ecology techniques are ...

The Role of Micro-Organisms in Acid Rock Drainage part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This reference site explains the role of microbes in acid rock drainage. Topics include the sulfur cycle, the role of microorganisms in the sulfur cycle, natural oxidation in the sulfur cycle, ...

The Little Workers of the Mining Industry part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This biotechnology reference site describes the role of microbes in the mining industry. Written in textbook format, the site includes sections about biomineralization, bioleaching, stirred tank ...

Audio Interview with Dr. Carol Stoker about MARTE and the Rio Tinto part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site features links to broadcast quality audio files and transcripts from an interview with Dr. Carol Stoker about the Mars Analog Research and Technology Experiment (MARTE) which is to take ...

Microbial Mining part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article discusses the use of microbial populations in the bioleaching of valuble ores from rock near or within the subsurface of the Earth.

The Terrestrial Environment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides an illustrated lecture from a geochemistry course offered by Dr. Scott Wood at the University of Idaho. Topics include crystal chemistry, ionic substitutions in crystals, ...

Cosmochemistry Illustrated part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website offers short PowerPoint presentations that provide extraterrestrial examples of terrestrial topics. Longer presentations are also available for anyone wishing to go into more ...

Living Large in Microscopic Nooks part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article published in Oceanus, a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution publication, highlights the ability of certain bacteria to live off a solid-rock substrate. This publication also contains ...

Growth in sulfidic mineral environments: metal resistance mechanisms in acidophilic micro-organisms part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This scientific review paper summarizes the knowledge of acidophile metal resistance, which allows acidophiles to survive in acidic metal-rich environments, such as areas affected by acid mine ...

An Archaeal Iron-Oxidizing Extreme Acidophile Important in Acid Mine Drainage part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This scientific paper describes the isolation, identification and physiology a new species of iron-oxidizing Archaea capable of growth at pH 0. This species was isolated from an acid mine drainage ...

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