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