Gold Flotation Mineral Processing & Metallurgy
Jan 19, 2021 Gold cyanidation, also called cyanide leaching, is a process used to extract gold from raw ore taken from the ground. It uses cyanide to dissolve the gold within the rock, which, itself, is not soluble in cyanide. The gold is then drawn out in a liquid form that can be treated to remove the cyanide.Jun 03, 2018 In Pajuela, Peru, the waterways are so poisoned that wildlife and livestock alike have died drinking tainted water. Like many gold mines, the Yanacocha mine uses a cyanide heap process to extract tiny amounts of gold ore from rock. They start with an underground explosion creating a mix of gold, soil, and rock, sending Nitrates into the streams from the explosives, then use a wash of cyanide.