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Agglomeration-heap leaching operations in the precious metals industry.

Authors
McClelland-GE; Pool-DL; Eisele-JA
Source
Reno, NV: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8945, 1983 Jan; :1-16
NIOSHTIC No.
10003046
Abstract
During the 1970's, the Bureau of Mines investigated a particle agglomeration technique for improving the flow of leaching solution through heaps of clayey or crushed, low-grade gold-silver ores, wastes, and tailings. This technology has been adopted on a broad scale by the precious-metals-processing industry. This report presents information on five commerical operations that have benefited from agglomeration technology and that represent a cross section of current heap leaching practice. The technology is cost effective because of decreased leach times and improved precious metal recoveries.
Keywords
Mineral-processing; Mining-industry; Metals; In-situ-mining
Publication Date
19830101
Document Type
IH; Information Circular
Fiscal Year
1983
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
IC-8945
NIOSH Division
RERC
Source Name
Reno, NV: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8945
State
NV
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