Gravity Separation & Concentration Methods

Gravity Separation & Concentration Methods 2017-04-04T06:57:23+00:00
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Processing mercury-rich gold tailings (3 replies)

Amar
1 year ago
Amar 1 year ago

Just wondering if there is a better way, environmentally, to reprocess mercury-rich gold tailings other than using a retort! The tailings belong to an old Whole Ore Amalgamation process at a saprolite deposit.

Bill Rico
1 year ago
Bill Rico 1 year ago

An option for treating and recovering the mercury from these gold tailings is leaching using thiosulfate, where the added advantage may be additional gold recovery - essentially the same as using cyanide but more environmentally friendly.

OberstGruppen
1 year ago
OberstGruppen 1 year ago

Other process is gravity concentration but is depend of size gold particle.

Amar
1 year ago
Amar 1 year ago

Gravity Concentrators can only recover about 60-70% of the mercury at best.

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