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Friday, 5 April 2013

Termites Strike Gold

Termites Strike Gold

Termites Strike Gold: Ant and Termite Colonies Unearth
Gold in Australia, Science Daily, Dec. 9, 2012

The papers are:
Stewart, A. D. R. R. Anand, J. S. Laird, M. Verrall,
C. G. Ryan, M. D. de Jonge, D. Paterson, D. L. Howard,
2013, Distribution of Metals in the Termite
Tumulitermes tumuli (Froggatt): Two Types of
Malpighian Tubule Concretion Host Zn and Ca
Mutually Exclusively. PLoS ONE. vol. 6, no. 11,
e27578 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0027578

Stewart, A. D., R. R. Anand, and J. Balkau, 2013,
Source of anomalous gold concentrations in
termite nests, Moolart Well, Western Australia:
implications for exploration. Geochemistry:
Exploration, Environment, Analysis. vol. 12,
no. 4, pp. 327 DOI: 10.1144/geochem2012-126

PDF file at:

Also, there is " Ant Hill Paleontology" at


Newman, K. E., and J. Hatcher, 2004, Comparison
of Anthill Microfossils Between the Upper Hell
Creek Formation and the Tullock Member of the
Fort Union Formation of Eastern Montana,
Geological Society of America Abstracts with
Programs. vol. 36, no. 5, pp.366, 2004.

Paul H.