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.