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How the taste of groundwater could help focus mining exploration efforts

Haloes of altered water chemistry in groundwater could help geologists identify areas where ore deposits lie hidden below the surface. A new report shows that by sampling groundwaters, prospectors can make their exploration instruments ‘taste’ the geology they have come into contact with and determine what kind of minerals are buried in a specific area.

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