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Termite mounds lead humans to gold

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:26 PM

Termites collect particles of precious metals such as gold when they are burrowing and then stockpile them in their mounds, often indicating a larger deposit underneath.

A study published in PLoS One and Chemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis found that termite mounds in West Australian goldfields contained high concentrations of gold. This means that the insects can be used to help humans find gold and other mineral deposits.

http://arstechnica.c...humans-to-gold/

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:54 PM

*goes to find termite mounds*

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