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Ants and termites aid discovery of new gold deposits

Monday, 10 December 2012
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Sydney, December 10:

Ants and termites are stockpiling gold in their mounds, according to Australia’s national science agency, The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

The organisation said that these insects carry the gold from underground up into their mounds and also accumulate metals in their bodies, the Brisbane Times reported.

The CSIRO’s Dr Aaron Stewart said the mounds could hold the clue to uncovering new gold deposits.

He said although most minerals are buried by a layer of earth, signs of the resource are often close to the surface.

“In some places we have shown that termites and ants can bridge the gap by bringing up evidence from five metres down,” the paper quoted Dr Stewart as saying.

Dr Stewart said exploration drilling costs thousands of dollars a hole and ants and termites could save miners fortunes.

Several exploration companies are already working with CSIRO to develop and refine the method. (ANI)

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