I once heard from an esteemed colleague that geomicrobiology is a ‘new’ old science. Due to this novelty it has received more and more attention in recent years and it has become more than a passing fad as its focus on the interactions between the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere becomes a fundamental to all of our work. Indeed, applied geochemistry has seen the influence of geomicrobiology on its past through many of the industrial technologies of the 19th and early 20th century. These technologies often took advantage of natural biological cycles, such as open pit leaching, in our applied...

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