Definition of biomining in US English:

biomining

noun

  • The process of extracting metals from ores or waste by using microorganisms to oxidize the metals, producing soluble compounds.

    ‘biomining can also be used to clean up sites’
    as modifier ‘the development of biomining technology for the treatment of ores and concentrate’

Pronunciation

biomining

/ˈbaɪoʊˌmaɪnɪŋ//ˈbīōˌmīniNG/