A more efficient, safer alternative to sourcing copper via bacteria

Copper remains one of the single most ubiquitous metals in everyday life. As a conductor of heat and electricity, it is utilized in wires, roofing and plumbing, as well as a catalyst for petrochemical plants, solar and electrical ...

Understanding the copper heart of volcanoes

The link between volcanism and the formation of copper ore has been discovered by researchers from the University of Bristol, UK. Their findings, published today in Nature Geoscience, could have far-reaching implications ...

Proof of Solomon's mines found in Israel

New findings from an archaeological excavation led this winter by Dr. Erez Ben-Yosef of Tel Aviv University's Jacob M. Alkow Department of Archaeology and Near Eastern Cultures prove that copper mines in Israel thought to ...

Scientists develop new approach to mine disasters

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Utah scientists devised a new way to find miners trapped by cave-ins. The method involves installing iron plates and sledgehammers at regular intervals inside mines, and sensitive listening ...

Report lays out how to make copper mines emission-free

A world-first study by the University of Sydney's Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering, "Zero Emission Copper Mine of the Future," lays out how Australian copper mining can be cleaner and smarter using emerging technologies.

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