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Kalgoorlie eucalyptus trees absorb and store gold in leaves

By Maja Bosanac
26 October 2013

eucalyptus-leaves-gold-1Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) researchers have discovered that eucalyptus trees in the Kalgoorlie region of Western Australia are absorbing gold particles from the earth via their root system and depositing it in their leaves and branches. This discovery could provide an opportunity for a more cost effective and environmentally friendly mineral exploration… »


Eucalyptus leaf wax coating could be used for self-cleaning surfaces

By Damir Beciri
One Comment1 November 2011

eucaliptus-color-dropsEucalyptus macocarpa, which is also known as The Rose of the West or Mottlecah, is a mallee Eucalyptus that is native to the south-west of Western Australia and noted for its large, spectacular flowers. Murdoch University researchers have discovered that it has unique self-cleaning and water-repellent properties which could be used in new nanotechnology applications…. »