The main reason is likely to be that banning cyanide gold extraction in Europe would be bad for jobs, according to people familiar with the matter. 5. The Czech Republic. In 2002, the Czech parliament decided to ban gold cyanide leaching. 6. Germany. In 2006, Germany gradually reduced the amount of cyanide allowed in mining. 7. Hungary
Clean Mining Ltd, an Australian technology company, announced the worlds first breakthrough technology to eliminate the use of cyanide from gold ore processing at the 3 rd Asia Pacific Precious Conference held in Singapore. Traditionally, gold mining has depended on harsh chemicals such as cyanide and mercury to extract gold from ore.
A new technology that delivers commercial scale, cyanide free gold processing has been released by Australian based company Clean Mining. The process replaces cyanide with a safer, less hazardous ...
The Cyanide Leaching Process has been the most widely used and most cost effective method of extracting gold from ore since the 1970s. Most open pit gold mining operations around the world use a heap leaching to extract ores from these types of deposits.
A sodium cyanide solution is commonly used to leach gold from ore. There are two types of leaching: Heap leaching: In the open, cyanide solution is sprayed over huge heaps of crushed ore spread atop giant collection pads. The cyanide dissolves the gold from the ore into the solution as it trickles through the heap.
Taking advantage of the natural tendency of charcoal to absorb gold dissolved in cyanide solution, the Chapman process may have applications to unusual types of gold ores. It is not claimed that this method can compete with present cyanide methods when the ore to be treated is easily cyanided.