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Oxidative leaching of metals by Thiobacillus ferrooxidans has proven useful in mineral processing Here we report on a new use for T ferrooxidans in which bacterial adhesion is used to remove pyrite from mixtures of sulfide minerals during flotation Under control conditions the floatabilities of five sulfide minerals tested pyrite chalcocite molybdenite millerite and galena ranged