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Gold Transport by Complex Metal Chloride Vapors.

Authors
Eisele-JA; Fischer-DD; Heinen-HJ; Kesterke-DG
Source
NTIS: PB 198 290 :12 pages
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NIOSHTIC No.
10008724
Abstract
The possibility of improving the volatilization of gold through the formation of a metal-gold chloride vapor complex was investigated. Gold-silica mixtures, containing ferrous and nonferrous minerals and salts as additives, were treated in a laboratory tube furnace with a flow of chlorine gas at various temperatures. The addition of pyrite (fes2) to a charge of gold-silica increased the volatility of the gold from 3, 20, and 62 percent of the total gold to 62, 93, and 100 percent at 200 deg, 300 deg, and 400 deg c, respectively. Chemical analyses of the condensate indicated the volatile species to be feaucl6.
Publication Date
19710101
Document Type
IH; Report of Investigation;
Fiscal Year
1971
NTIS Accession No.
PB-198290
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
RI 7489
NIOSH Division
RERC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB 198 290
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