Cyanide Hazards to Plants and Animals from Gold Mining and Related Water Issues
R. Eisler, S.N. Wiemeyer 2004 Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology v183 p21-54

This article from Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology discusses cyanide extraction of gold through milling of high-grade ores and heap leaching of low-grade ores. The article describes the procedure of extraction, as well as environmental problems that may occur from cyanide extraction. A variety of exclusion/cyanide reduction techniques are presented and discussed, and additional research is recommended.


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Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Environmental Science:Mineral Resources:Mining, Environmental Science:Waste:Toxic and Hazardous Wastes
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Journal Article
Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Groundwater:Water quality/chemistry