Characterization and Availability of Cyanide in Solid Mine Tailings from Gold Extraction Plants.
G.J. Zagury, K. Oudjehani, L. Deschenes March 29, 2004 Science of the Total Environment v320 i2-3 p211-224

This article from Science of the Total Environment investigates the availability and fate of cyanide in gold mill solid tailings. To do this, tailings that were 6 to 9 years old and tailings that were 3 months old were sampled at various depths from two gold mining sites in Quebec, Canada. The study revealed a difference in physicochemical properties, cyanide concentration and speciation, viable bacterial populations and cyanide leaching behavior between aged and fresh solid mine tailings.


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Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Journal Article
Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry, Solid Earth:Geochemistry, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Groundwater:Water quality/chemistry