CGS Monthly Talk
Monday 9th March 2020
‘Biomining: past, present and future’
Dr Megan Barnett, British Geological Survey @BritGeoMicro
“Microorganisms have been used to leach metals for thousands of years and today about 15% of the world’s copper is processed by microorganisms. As we move to a green energy future, the demand for a greater variety of metals is increasing and ore deposits are becoming more complex. Biomining could provide a solution.”
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Sixth walk on the Fen Edge Trail published
The sixth walk on the Trail, from Warboys to Somersham has now been published. It is now available for download from the Fen Edge Trail website. Part of our Geosites initiative, this project explores the Landscape Heritage of this important feature of Cambridgeshire. The next walk, from the Sedgwick Museum in Cambridge to the village of Fen Ditton will be published soon.
Cambridgeshire has a fascinating landscape and an interesting geology. See our Local Landscapes page for more details and download the excellent leaflet ‘The Mapping of Landscapes, Geology and Soils of Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire’ by Timothy Farewell, Peter Friend, Martin Whiteley and Joanna Zawadzk.
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