Re: Phyto-mining

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Thu Jun 22 2000 - 12:24:42 MDT

Brian D Williams wrote:
> From: "altamira" <>
> >Phyto-mining, or biomining, is the use of plants to extract
> >valuable heavy-metal minerals from soils.
> I first heard of a member of a group called the Bioneers doing this
> a number of years ago. The person involved was actually an artist
> and used this to "bioremediate" an area that was a former battery
> dump.

That would be a useful application of the technology, sure.

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