Gold Mining And Processing: Everything You Need To Know
The principal gold minerals that affect the processing of gold ores are native gold, electrum, Au Ag tellurides, aurostibite, maldonite, and auricupride. In addition, submicroscopic (solid solution) gold, principally in arsenopyrite and pyrite, is also important. The main causes of refractory gold ores are submicroscopic gold, the Au Ag tellurides, and very fine grained gold ( 10 m) locked.The gold mining operation stage represents the productive life of a mine, during which ore is extracted and processed into gold. Processing involves transforming rock and ore into a metallic alloy of substantial purity – known as dor – typically containing between 60 90 gold.