New ‘key-hole surgery’ technique to extract metals from the Earth

Source: Science Daily

Researchers have developed a new method to extract metals, such as copper, from their parent ore body. The research team have provided a proof of concept for the application of an electric field to control the movement of an acid within a low permeability copper-bearing ore deposit to selectively dissolve and recover the metal in situ.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/05/210504112629.htm