Bactech seeks Government Funding for Bioleach Plant to Neutralize Toxic Arsenic Tailings in Cobalt, Ontario

BacTech Mining Corporation has applied for $10 million in government funding to build a pilot bioleach plant in the Cobalt area of Northern Ontario to neutralize the arsenic-laden tailings dumped there in the early 1900s. High grade silver was discovered in the Cobalt area in 1903, which led to a Klondike-like rush. Between 1903 and 1923, over 330 million ounces of silver were mined from high-grade veins, some yielding as much as 1,000 ounces per tonne…more at MEIOnline