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Mineral map of cuprite, USGS photo.

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Hands-on Experiments To Test for Acid Mine Drainage part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is an on-line prototype for a book aimed at teaching kids the effects of acid mine drainage on our environment through experimentation and observation. Experiments introduce litmus paper, pH ...

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 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 ...

Microbial Leaching of Metals part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 16-page book chapter details microbial leaching of metals. Sections include an introduction, terminology, historical background, principles of microbial metal leaching, microbial diversity in ...

Heavy Metal Mining Using Microbes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 29-page journal article is a review of heavy metal mining using microbes. It details the history of biomining, general characteristics of biomining microbes, biodiversity of biomining microbes, ...

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 ...

Oxidation-Reduction Equilibria part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 11-page PDF document is part of an environmental geochemistry course taught by Dr. David Sherman at the University of Bristol. Topics include oxidation-reduction reactions and oxidation states, ...

Microbiological Mining part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article originally published in Scientific American describes the newly recognized role of bacteria in the leaching of copper from low-grade ore.

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