Leaching of Ovacik gold ore with cyanide, thiourea and thiosulphate

TANRIVERDİ M., Mordogan H., Ipekoglu U.

MINERALS ENGINEERING, vol.18, no.3, pp.363-365, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.mineng.2004.06.012
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.363-365
  • Keywords: gold ore, leaching, mineral processing
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, leaching kinetics of Ovacik gold ore, which is the first project of what is potentially a large new mining industry in Turkey, has been investigated and major parameters have been determined using cyanide, thiourea and thiosulphate. The dissolution of gold is discussed in terms of extraction rates and reagent consumption during leaching. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.