Reduced Cyanide Use with Alternative Gold Production Method Combination of Gravity and Leach Methods

Sayin E., Batar T., KAYA E., TUFAN M. B.

EKOLOJI, vol.19, no.77, pp.65-71, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 77
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.5053/ekoloji.2010.7710
  • Journal Name: EKOLOJI
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.65-71
  • Keywords: Cyanide, gold, gravity method, Knelson concentrator, leach, ORE, PRETREATMENT, CONCENTRATE, RECOVERY, THIOUREA, PYRITE
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Gold minerals are primarily recovered by cyanidation which accounts for 83% of the world gold production, cyanide consumption and concurrently the environmental concerns are expected to increase in the foreseeable future with the forecasted increase in gold production.