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Mobility and microbially mediated mobilization of gold and arsenic in soils from two gold mines in semi-arid and tropical Australia

Reith, Frank; McPhail, Derry

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The mobility and microbially mediated solubilization of Au and As in regolith materials from two Au mines in Australia, i.e., the Peak Hill Gold Mine in semi-arid New South Wales and the Hit or Miss Gold Mine in tropical northern Queensland, was studied using a combination of geochemical and microbiological techniques. Gold is highly mobile in both environments, the mobility of Au increases with increasing degree of weathering of host materials, and the resident microbiota are capable of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/35780
Source: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2006.11.014

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