Kamloops This Week – DNA-detecting technology could be a boon to mining sector.

Genomic sequencing is being used at Highland Valley Copper and two other BC mines

Data from a geological study involving Highland Valley Copper mine near Logan Lake could lead to a faster way to identify mineral deposits in B.C.

Genomic sequencing — technology traditionally used in the medical industry to detect DNA — is an emerging science in the mining sector.

“We are now talking about using biology to discover buried mineral deposits,” Bruce Madu, Geoscience BC vice-president of minerals and mining, told KTW at this year’s Kamloops Exploration Group mining conference in Kamloops.


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