Thiosulphate: An alternative lixiviant for gold ore

TANRIVERDİ M., Mordogan H., Ipekoglu U., Sen S.

8th International Mineral Processing Symposium (IMPS-2000), Antalya, Turkey, 16 - 18 October 2000, pp.511-515 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.511-515
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Dissolution of precious metals from Ovacik gold ore py ammoniacal thiosulphate has been investigated. The effect of parameters such as solid / water ratio, S2O32-, Cu2+, NH3, SO32- concentrations and leaching time have been experimentally determined. In optimum leach conditions 82 % Au and 83 % Ag recoveries have been obtained.