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Natural gold particles in Eucalyptus leaves and their relevance to exploration for buried gold deposits

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, October 2013
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news
47 news outlets
blogs
15 blogs
twitter
146 tweeters
facebook
39 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
googleplus
19 Google+ users
reddit
3 Redditors
video
2 video uploaders

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108 Mendeley
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1 CiteULike
Title
Natural gold particles in Eucalyptus leaves and their relevance to exploration for buried gold deposits
Published in
Nature Communications, October 2013
DOI 10.1038/ncomms3614
Pubmed ID
Authors

Melvyn Lintern, Ravi Anand, Chris Ryan, David Paterson, Lintern M, Anand R, Ryan C, Paterson D

Abstract

Eucalyptus trees may translocate Au from mineral deposits and support the use of vegetation (biogeochemical) sampling in mineral exploration, particularly where thick sediments dominate. However, biogeochemistry has not been routinely adopted partly because biotic mechanisms of Au migration are poorly understood. For example, although Au has been previously measured in plant samples, there has been doubt as to whether it was truly absorbed rather than merely adsorbed on the plant surface as aeolian contamination. Here we show the first evidence of particulate Au within natural specimens of living biological tissue (not from laboratory experimentation). This observation conclusively demonstrates active biogeochemical adsorption of Au and provides insight into its behaviour in natural samples. The confirmation of biogeochemical adsorption of Au, and of a link with abiotic processes, promotes confidence in an emerging technique that may lead to future exploration success and maintain continuity of supply.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 3 3%
France 2 2%
Mexico 2 2%
Brazil 2 2%
Germany 1 <1%
Iraq 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Turkey 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Other 5 5%
Unknown 89 82%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 25 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 22%
Student > Master 16 15%
Student > Bachelor 13 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 9%
Other 20 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 38 35%
Environmental Science 19 18%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 15 14%
Chemistry 10 9%
Materials Science 8 7%
Other 18 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 636. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 April 2016.
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#4,403
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#71
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Outputs of similar age
#78
of 144,219 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature Communications
#1
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