Microbial Mining
http://www.spaceship-earth.org/REM/BRIERLEY.htm

L. Brierley Corale, spaceship-earth.org


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


Subject: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology, :Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions
Resource Type: Scientific Resources, :Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Acidic
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Terrestrial, Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats, Metabolism, Biosphere:Ecology, Ecology:Habitats:Freshwater, Biosphere:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Energy/Material cycles, Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions, BiosphereKeyword: chemolithotroph