EFFECT OF LEAD NITRATE ON CYANIDATION OF ANTIMONIAL REFRACTORY GOLD AND SILVER ORES


CELEP O. , ALP İ. , DEVECİ H.

10th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2010, Albena, Bulgaria, 20 - 26 June 2010, pp.639-644 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Albena
  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Page Numbers: pp.639-644

Abstract

This paper deals with the effect of the addition of lead nitrate and ultra-fine grinding on the cyanidation of an antimonial refractory gold and silver ore. The results indicated that the recovery of gold was enhanced by 10%, but, silver extraction did not improve with adding lead nitrate or increasing its concentration. Fine grinding (e.g. down to-5 mu m) did not produce the desired effect on the extraction of Au and Ag.