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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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47 news outlets
blogs
15 blogs
twitter
169 tweeters
facebook
41 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
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24 Google+ users
reddit
13 Redditors
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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

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 2%
Germany 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Other 3 2%
Unknown 157 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 37 22%
Researcher 35 20%
Student > Bachelor 20 12%
Student > Master 15 9%
Other 12 7%
Other 32 19%
Unknown 20 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 42 25%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 29 17%
Environmental Science 24 14%
Chemistry 14 8%
Materials Science 11 6%
Other 28 16%
Unknown 23 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 651. 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 03 May 2022.
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#24,749
of 21,817,553 outputs
Outputs from Nature Communications
#416
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Outputs of similar age
#156
of 208,712 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature Communications
#2
of 925 outputs
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