Gold Refining

Gold Refining Process

To present the essential points of all methods of gold refining commonly practised, as well as those of historic interest,” was the author’s purpose in this volume. The fifteen chapters of which the book consists deal with the Simpler Methods of Early Days; Amalgamation Process; Refining with Oxidising and Chloridising Agents; Sulphur Refining; Refining with … Read more

Refining Gold with Oxidizing and Chlorinating Agents

Nitre Refining When the molten gold is obviously impure nitre is added, and as a rule its main action is to eat the pot away, for as fast as metals are oxidised they are again reduced by the carbon of the pots. Where fireclay crucibles are used the nitre does effect a small amount of … Read more

Simple Methods of Gold Purification

The purification of such alluvial gold alloys is a simple matter. The high specific gravity of the metal allows of separation from most admixed materials by some process of elutriation, or water concentration, or, in arid regions, by dry blowing. The coarser particles are readily picked out, but the finer are usually admixed with heavy … Read more

Merrill Crowe Process & Equipment

Here is described the essential features of the Merrill Crowe Process and its equipment/apparatus used for the Simultaneous Clarification, De-aeration and Precipitation of cyanide solutions. Limited space has prevented a full description of all of the details involved but we have pointed out the application of the various types of equipment and the advantages to be … Read more

Gold Ore Chlorination

Experience has shown how difficult it is to obtain information regarding laboratory-tests in connection with the gold ore chlorination process for the extraction of gold from its ores, and I therefore present the following method, somewhat in detail, for the benefit of those who may desire to pursue research work in this field. The ore … Read more

Gold Bromination & Gold Chlorination= F(Silver)

When dry chlorine gas is made to act in the cold upon finely-divided gold, it converts the latter with evolution of heat into auro-auric chloride, Au2Cl4, a hard, dark-red, hygroscopic salt. Moisture splits this salt into aurous and auric chloride, Au2Cl4 = AuCl + AuCl3 ; treatment with water converts it into auric chloride and … Read more