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Gold Mining Fungus Found in Australia

Before you pack for bags in search for a fungus that will fetch you gold, remember you can only see the gold through a microscope.

While it may not make you rich, the fungusĀ Fusarium oxysporum may be useful in helping miners discover new gold deposits. Australia is currently the second largest gold producing country and although its recent mining volumes are record-breaking, their existing gold deposits will begin to dwindle in the near future unless they could find new gold deposits.

Could the Fusarium fungus be used to map out a new exploration routes for gold? Read the rest of the story over at The Guardian.

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