Cyanide is used extensively in the electroplating and mining industries due to its strong affinity to metal cations. Commercial granular activated carbon (GAC) was used as adsorbent for the adsorptive study of sodium, zinc and iron, cyanide complexes in …
Cyanide is a naturally occurring chemical that is found in low concentrations throughout nature including in fruits, nuts, plants, and insects. It has been used by the mining industry to separate gold and silver particles from ore for over 120 years.
3 Cyanide: A Sustainable Future in Gold Ore Processing? Although the scarcity of published cases of cyanide poisoning in the gold mining industry reflects well on implemented occupational health and safety standards, environmental impact events involving cyanide have elicited concerns.
The Argonaut Mine Tailings Site (the site) is located in the City of Jackson, Amador County, CA. The site is comprised of approximately 64.8 acres of privately owned undeveloped land and is currently the number two site on the EPA Region 9 Abandoned Mine Site Prioritization List.