Research uncovers sustainable mining method

May 4th, 2021

Business News WA, Other, 03/05/2021
A new mining method that uses ‘electromigration’ to unearth metals could replace traditional digging, according to researchers at the University of Western Australia and CSIRO. The technique, published in Science Advances, works by installing electrodes within hard rock orebodies and then applying electric currents to induce the transport of electrically charged metals, such as copper.

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