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Gold mining

refractory material

Mining; General mining

Gold mineralized material in which the gold is not amenable to recovery by conventional cyanidation without any pre-treatment. The refractory nature can be either silica or sulphide encapsulation of ...

amalgamation

Mining; Gold mining

The technique of using mercury to attract small particles of crushed gold and join with them in an amalgam, or alloy. Gold may be recovered by distilling off the mercury.

salting

Mining; Gold mining

A scam that used to be common, where conmen would plant gold ore or gemstones into part of a mine, so that marks would find them and believe the land or the mining operation to be profitable. It was ...

greenhouse effect

Mining; Gold mining

The natural phenomenon that occurs when certain atmospheric gases (see greenhouse gases) trap radiated heat in the atmosphere. The greenhouse effect keeps the atmosphere warm and makes life on earth ...

sluicing

Mining; Gold mining

Surface mining method which utilizes a sloping wooden trough or a ditch cut in hard gravel or rock as a channel, along which gold-bearing sediment is carried by a stream of water. Bars placed ...

alluvial

Mining; Diamond mining

Process of surface mining which involves digging and sifting through mud, sand and gravel using shovels and sieves. Alluvial deposits refer to sediment which is transported and deposited by water. It ...

drillhole

Mining; Gold mining

A hole that is drilled into the earth, as in exploratory well drilling or in building construction.

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