Merrill Crowe

Plant for Zinc Precipitation of Gold

Cyanide Precipitation Equipment is designed to meet the demands of cyanide plants for a low cost, efficient method of precipitating gold and silver from a cyanide solution. Metallurgical results obtained with this equipment have proved highly satisfactory and usually compare favorably with results obtained with more complicated processes although the machines are simple and inexpensive. … Read more

Merrill-Crowe Zinc Precipitation Startup and Shutdown Procedure

The Operation of a Merrill-Crowe Zinc Precipitation circuit requires for Preparation for its Startup that the following items be checked before the equipment in the Merrill-Crowe Zinc Precipitation Circuit is started. Note the levels in the pregnant solution, clarified solution and barren solution tanks. The pregnant and barren solution tanks should be approximately half full. If the pregnant solution tank is full … Read more

Gold & Silver Merrill-Crowe Zinc Precipitation Circuit Operation

In the Merrill-Crowe Zinc Precipitation, the pregnant solution tank collects the gold and silver bearing solution recovered from other circuits of the plant: thickener overflow; primary and secondary filtration? and the Argentite circuits. Normally these solutions contain very little solids content (15-100 ppm), however, even this small amount of solids is sufficient to inhibit efficient … Read more

Filtration Circuit Startup & Shutdown Procedure -Merrill Crowe

In Preparation for Startup, the following items must be checked before the equipment in the filtration circuit is started. Check that the filters, repulpers, filtrate pumps, vacuum pumps, flotation blower, and transfer pumps are ready to run. Check that the cooling water compressant system is functional. The selected cooling water filter must be clean, and reclaim water must … Read more

Merrill Crowe Slurry Filtration Circuit Post-Agitated Leach

The object of the post agitated leach drum filtration circuit is to recover as much of the dissolved gold and silver as possible. The efficiency of recovery can be increased significantly by utilizing two successive stages of filtration such as the two stage system applied in this plant. Recovery of the precious metals is also improved … Read more

Zinc Cyanide & Silver Gold Precipitation

In cyanidation, zinc (the Merrill-Crowe Process) is practically the universal precipitant for precious metals dissolved in cyanide solutions although for specific reasons aluminium and charcoal have been used. During the reactions involved in precipitation, the greater part of the zinc dissolves in the cyanide solution and forms various cyanogen complexes such as sodium or calcium … Read more