Cyanide Spring

Philip M. Hocker

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This article discusses heap-leach mining of gold, the toxicity of cyanide, and problems that may occur from the use of cyanide in heap-leach mining. The webpage also includes information about how to prevent environmental damage, and address whether cyanide and heap-leaching can be environmentally safe.

Subject: Biology, Geoscience:Geology, Environmental Science:Waste:Toxic and Hazardous Wastes, Environmental Science:Mineral Resources:Mining
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Topics: Biosphere, Earth surface
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Minerals, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science