5 gold extraction methods to improve your recovery rate | fote machinery
The crushing and screening stage in the industry is mainly composed of three-stage and a closed-circuit process. Gold ores need to go through coarse, medium, and fine crushing processes to be minimized into smaller pieces. The screening equipment is used to sieving the smaller gold ores into the proper size for the next steps.
The grinding operation usually adopts one or two ball mills with types of lattice and overflow. The second stage grinding operation forms a closed circuit with a spiral classifier or a hydro cyclone to ensure the grinding fineness.
Since traditional ball milling equipment appears some shortcomings such as fast wear and large energy consumption, many manufacturers adopt new wear-resisting rubber lining boards, sliding bearing to improve a mill operation efficiency and prolong a machine's service life.
The beneficiation stage is a crucial part of gold extraction during the whole gold ore processing plant. Placer gold mine and rock gold mine are most widely processed to extract gold concentration.
The gold slurry process of the carbon slurry method (CIP and CIL) is to put activated carbon into cyanide ore slurry, adsorb dissolved gold on activated carbon, and finally to extract gold from activated carbon.
Equipment required for carbon slurry gold mining process: Leaching mixing tank, activated carbon screen, Two-layer (three-layer) washing and thickening machine, fast desorption electrolysis system with high-efficiency and low-consumption, high-frequency dewatering screen.
It means that by ion exchange resin, gold also can be extracted from ore pulp. Like carbon, the process makes gold absorbed onto solid spherical polystyrene resin beads instead of activated carbon grains.
According to different physical and chemical properties of different types of gold ores, flotation separation utilizes various reagents to make the gold attached to the bubbles then scraping these gold particles from blades to get the concentrate.
A jigger is one of the main pieces of equipment in the gravity separation process. The jigging process mixes gold ore particles of different specific gravity together, then stratifying these particles. The minerals with small specific gravity will be on the upper layer while the minerals with large specific gravity will be on the lower layer.
A shaking table is used to process gold ores in the horizontal medium flow. The motor drives the surface of the shaker to perform the longitudinal reciprocating motion, as well as the differential motion of the washing stream and the surface of the bed. Gold ore particles are stratified perpendicular to the surface of the bed, then being separated parallel to the surface of the bed in reciprocating motion which allows gold ores with different particle sizes to be discharged from different parts to achieve separation.
It adopts lope water flow to achieve separation. With the effect of the combined force of water flow, mineral gravity, the friction created by the bottom of the tank, and ore particles, the gold ore particles will settle in different areas of the tank. The ore particles with small specific gravity will flow away with the water, while ore particles with larger specific gravity would stay.
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gold milling process -primitive and basic
At the time, 1890, the Author said There is, of course, nothing for us to learn from this imperfect and rudimentary gold-extraction process described here, which is doubtless destined to disappear ere long, before the progress of scientific mining, now making itself slowly felt throughout the far East. I think it advisable, however, to put on record all such crude efforts, if only to enable us to trace more completely the evolution of our modern systems of mining, and to teach us by what widely-divergent methods different races of mankind have attempted to solve one, apparently simple, problem.
Their method of mining was then, and is now, the following: A small water-furrow is first brought in at the highest possible level on a suitable hill-side, and the stream is turned down the hill. By means of a heavy long wooden crowbar, shod with a long strongly- made chisel-pointed iron socket, and with the help of the stream of water, which rarely exceeds 50 cubic feet per minute, the surface- soil and weathered country-rock are loosened and sluiced away. No trouble is taken to save any of the gold washed down, except in one or two instances where rude riffles have been inserted in the tail-race; the race is, however, carefully searched for bits of quartz showing visible gold, which are picked out and put on one side. The surface of the shales is thus stripped, and any veins of gold that may be laid bare are then worked. The principal mining- tool is a rough kind of pick, and the use of explosives, or even of wedges, is quite unknown. Neither shovels nor barrows are used ; their places are taken by broad hoes and baskets, a pair of the latter, swung at each end of a stick and holding at least 70 pounds, being easily carried up steep grades by a Chinese miner. The tunnels, small and irregular, usually incline steeply upward ; they are rudely timbered, and as timber decays rapidly in this climate, these workings cannot penetrate far into the hills, but soon have to be abandoned, and the whole series of operations has to be recommenced.
A party of 27 miners, who owned and worked a rich hillside, considered themselves to be doing well when their entire days output (they do not work night-shifts as a rule) was a little over half a ton of quartz. The quartz, as extracted from the reef, is cobbed down with hammers to about pass a 1 J-inch ring, and is then carefully hand-picked, all stone showing visible gold, sulphurets or any other favorable indications being sent to the mill and the restbeing thrown away. From one-eighth to one-half is thus rejected. I have assayed many samples of this refuse rock, which carries from 3 to 10 pennyweights of free milling gold to the ton, so that it is quite worth milling according to our modern ideas.
At first the mode of crushing adopted by the Chinese consisted in heating the rock red-hot, quenching it in water and then pounding it down and rubbing it between two stomps. About 35 years ago atilt-hammer, made entirely without iron and having a stone head, was introduced, and is still much used by individual miners. About twelve years ago the battery of three to six hammers, worked by a water-wheel, was first employed. It is said to have been copied from mills for crushing the materials of joss-sticks. Tilt-hammer rice-mills are also built. Such water-mills are usually the property of a party of miners working together.
The foot-mill shown in Figs. 1 and 2 is of the usual type, from which there are but few unimportant departures. The entire falling weight is about 45 pounds, and the length of drop about 20 inches; as a rule, these mills are worked at 15 to 20 blows per minute.
The mill shown is built entirely without iron; the stone that forms the base of the mortar is a piece of hard quartzite or of barren reef-quartz, the same material being used for the hammer-head, which is firmly held in its socket by wooden wedges, the socket being kept from splitting by a stout hoop of rattan twisted round it. Some of the mills use iron hoops, and some have iron spindles for the hammer to work on; with these exceptions and one or two other very unimportant details, the construction is always the same, though the dimensions may vary a little. There is scarcely a house in the whole district that has not one of these mills.
The Chinese usually work these mills for about eight hours per day. A shovelful of quartz is first thrown into the mortar and the mill is then worked by the foot of the miner, who stands on one or other of the stones shown in the drawings, grasping the uprights or else a cross-bar that is sometimes fastened across them.
When the quartz is supposed to be crushed sufficiently fine, the hammer-head is propped up, and the crushed stone is scraped out and sifted through a circular sieve 15 inches to 20 inches in diameter, and about 1J inches deep. The sieve itself is made of thin strips of rattan about 0.1 inch in width. There are from 36 to 40 holes per square inch, so that the width of mesh varies between 0.04 and 0.06 inch. A man can crush in a working day, with one of these mills, from 70 lbs. to 140 lbs. of stone, according to its hardness.
The number of heads in a power-mill varies between 3 and 6, depending principally on the quantity of water available. As the district is well watered, the large majority are 6-stamp mills; out of 11 power-mills which it contains, 8 are 6-stamp mills. Figs. 3 and 4 show the usual type of the latter mills, from which pattern there is practically no departure. I could not even induce the Chinese to try a curved cam instead of a straight one, as they seemed to consider such innovations dangerous ; and they added that wood and water were both cheap enough. As will be noticed, the construction of the water-wheel is extremely crudethe water, which issometimes brought down very steep hills from considerable heights in small, highly-inclined ditches, strikes the flat buckets with considerable velocity, so that the wheel is partly an impact and partly a pressure wheel; the buckets are never more than half-filled at the best, and the wheel is sometimes allowed to wade in tail-water to the full depth of the shrouding. Much power is accordingly wasted, the amount of water consumed in driving one of these mills beingfrom 80 to 100 cubic feet per minute.
The average number of drops of each head varies between 27 and 32 per minute; the length of the drop is about 2 feet, and the effective falling weight of the head is about 70 lbs. Thus only about one-third of the theoretical power of the water is utilized, but of course much of this loss of energy is due to the friction of the whole machine, notably between the straight cam and the tailpiece of the hammer. There are usually 3 men per shift working one of these mills, 2 being engaged in looking after and feeding the machine, while the third sifts thepounded stone as already described, throwing back under one of the hammer-heads whatever will not pass the sieve.
The cost of one of these mills complete, including a substantial shed over it thatched with palm leaves, but excluding the water- furrow, is said to be about very little, and they are supposed to last from 5 to 7 yearsneeding, however, constant repairs.
A stone hammer-head lasts from a week to a month, according to its quality. They are made, as in the foot-mills, from boulders of quartz rock, and it is mostly one mans business to search for these boulders in the bed of the stream, and, when found, to dress them into shape.
I tested the degree of fineness to which these mills reduce the quartz by differential siftings of a number of samples, taken by spoon-sampling the heaps of crushed ore lying at various mills. The results of some of my tests are given in the following table :
It appears from the above table that a great deal of the ore is crushed very fine (too fine, indeed), while some is not fine enough. As about 40 per cent, of the ore will pass through a 6,400 sieve, there must be much over-stamping, resulting, no doubt, in the production of a great deal of float-gold and slimes.
After the mill has been running for a longer or shorter period, according to circumstances, a clean-up takes place. The crushed ore is carried out in large wooden pails to a Chinaman, who washesit, squatting down by the side of a square pit, through which a small stream of clear water is kept running. The implement used for washing is a flat, somewhat conical wooden dish, cut from the spurs of certain hard-wood trees, and fashioned with much care. It is known as the dulang, and much resembles the Spanish-American batea, except that the section of the former is that of a very obtuse rounded cone, while the section of the latter is approximately that of a sphere.
A section of a typical dulang is shown in Fig. 5. Much importance is attached to the correct shape of the conical point, as it is in this that the precious metal is gathered together. The dulang is filled with from 10 to 15 lbs. of crushed stone, according to its size, and this is washed by a curious circular, combined with a slight undulatory motion, by which the particles of light, barren quartz are swept over the edge of the dulang, which is held just dipping below the surface of the water in the pit, while the heavier particles are collected in the rounded apex of the cone. When nearly cleaned, the gold and concentrates are transferred to a smaller, very carefully made and polished dulang, about 1 foot in diameter, in which thequartz is washed off as thoroughly as possible, and the gold, by a skillful jerk, is thrown clear from the sulphurets, and finally collected in a small brass dish. The sulphurets still retain much coarse gold, to which they cling obstinately. They are ground as fine as possible on a stone and re-washed several times, a good deal of the gold being thus separated and added to that previously obtained. Even then the sulphurets still carry much gold, the larger portion of which is free. They are stored away in jars while wet and allowed to rust, and after a time they are sometimes re-crushed and re-washed ; very often, however, they are merely allowed to accumulate and are not treated further. The first tailings are re-washed, and then stacked.
The cleaned gold is dried and melted over a small forge provided with a box-shaped wooden blower of the usual Chinese type. The fuel is charcoal. Tiny, conical crucibles, capable of holding about a couple of ounces of gold are used; the gold-dust is melted in these with borax and niter as fluxes; the slag is lifted off the surface of the gold when the latter is supposed to be clean, by means of an iron rod, and the gold is then granulated by pouring into water. If it is not considered to be sufficiently soft and pure it is re-melted, and the process is repeated until the gold is quite soft. The principal impurities removed seem to be sulphur, arsenic, a little copper, and perhaps traces of lead. Both the granulated gold and the crude gold-dust, as also gold got from river-washing, are used as currency in this district, coined money being scarcely ever seen here, and then only in the form of the old dollar.
In a partial wash-up at one of these mills, during my stay in the district, the following results, considered to be exceptionally good, were obtained, the quantity washed being as nearly as possible 2000 pounds of crushed ore:
As a general rule, there seems to be left in the tailings about one- third of the gold originally present in the ore, while there must be a considerable additional loss of float-gold carried away in the process of washing, due to the original fineness of some of the gold in the ore, and to the over-stamping already referred to.
From the average of these two assays it would appear that nearly one-third of the original proportion of gold is still left in the tailings. I might quote numerous other assays, but the results in all cases were approximately the same; there were no really clean tailings at all, in spite of the fact that they were all the result of handling sur- face-ores, where practically the whole of the gold was free. The losses above indicated appear enormous, but it must be remembered that the thrifty Chinamen throw nothing awaynot even tailings; however completely, in their opinion, these may be exhausted, they still pile them up and keep them. When, for any reason, their mill would otherwise be idle, they re-pound and re-wash their old tailings, and always get some gold out of them. The piles of tailings are, however, left exposed, so that a considerable proportion gets washed down into the streams and rivers by the heavy rains that occur at each change of monsoon ; and there are a good many Chinese of the poorer classes who make a sort of living by washing the sands in the river-beds, the gold they get being principally, to all appearance, that which has been thrown into the rivers by the miners up stream. It is noticeable that there is no gold, or very little, to be found in the rivers above the points where there are mines in operation. A fair days work of one Chinaman in the river-bed (say six hours actual work) was found, as the average of several trials, to produce an output of 7.3 grains of gold about .940 fine, worth say little in localcurrency. This quantity of gold was obtained by washing 22 large dulangs of gravel, each holding about 70 pounds of dirt.From the average of these two assays it would appear that nearly one-third of the original proportion of gold is still left in the tailings. I might quote numerous other assays, but the results in all cases were approximately the same; there were no really clean tailings at all, in spite of the fact that they were all the result of handling surface-ores, where practically the whole of the gold was free. The losses above indicated appear enormous, but it must be remembered that the thrifty Chinamen throw nothing awaynot even tailings; however completely, in their opinion, these may be exhausted, they still pile them up and keep them. When, for any reason, their mill would otherwise be idle, they re-pound and re-wash their old tailings, and always get some gold out of them. The piles of tailings are, however, left exposed, so that a considerable proportion gets washed down into the streams and rivers by the heavy rains that occur at each change of monsoon ; and there are a good many Chinese of the poorer classes who make a sort of living by washing the sands in the river-beds, the gold they get being principally, to all appearance, that which has been thrown into the rivers by the miners up stream. It is noticeable that there is no gold, or very little, to be found in the rivers above the points where there are mines in operation. A fair days work of one Chinaman in the river-bed (say six hours actual work) was found, as the average of several trials, to produce an output of 7.3 grains of gold about .940 fine.
It is interesting to note that in custom-milling, of which there is a good deal done here (many of the fossickers sending all the gold quartz they collect, whether by mining or picking out of the river- gravels, to one of the water-mills for crushing), the charge made is equal to just a few $U. S. per (long) ton of quartz, this payment including the washing of the gold, but not, so far as I can make out, its cleaning and melting.
It is obvious from the above description, that the total quantity of stone crushed by all the mills in the district, supposing them all to be going simultaneously, and including the foot-mills, could not exceed some 12 tons a day at the best, an amount that could be far more economically and efficiently handled in a five-stamp Californian mill of moderate power. Yet the total annual output of gold from this district (including, however, alluvial as well as reef-gold) is said to be 4861 ounces, fully .900 fine. The total number of men engaged in mining, in one way or another, is close upon one thousand.
guide of alluvial gold mining process and alluvial gold equipment used in the alluvial gold washing plant - xinhai
The rock gold in the mountain is separated from the quartz vein caused by water erosion. Most of this kind of gold is fine as the sand, so it is called alluvial gold. but what are the alluvial gold mining processes? And what is alluvial gold equipment commonly used in the alluvial gold washing plant?
Due to the free state of gold in sand gold deposits, and the specific gravity difference between gold and sand is very obvious, the gravity separation method is an ideal and efficient method to extract gold from the sand.
The principle of the alluvial gold mining process is to recover gold and all kinds of associated heavy minerals from raw ore as much as possible by the gravity dressing method. The lower limit of the particle size of gold recovery by gravity separation method is generally 0.01mm. In the practice, the alluvial gold mining process generally includes breaking, screening and gravity separation.
Many gold ore deposits contain cementing mud masses, some of which have a particle size greater than 100mm, sometimes even cement on gravel or pebbles. If not broken in time in the alluvial gold washing plant, the mud will be discharged along with the waste rock during the screening process, resulting in the loss of gold.
The screening operation can remove 20-40% of the waste rock (gravel, pebble), which is an indispensable operation in the alluvial gold washing plant. The determination of screening parameters must be based on the size composition of gold in the original ore. According to the ore washability, the alluvial gold washing plant generally can use plane vibrating screen, cylinder screen, scrubbers with the screen, hydraulic washing equipment.
Due to the different size composition of the gold in the alluvial gold deposit, the effective particle size limits of the materials treated by various gravity separators are also different. In general, the alluvial gold equipment mostly adopts jig as the roughing equipment and the shake table as the concentrating equipment for the jig coarse concentrate. Some low-grade alluvial gold washing plant adopts the chute as roughing equipment, the jig as scavenging equipment and the shaker table as the concentrating equipment. Therefore, the reasonable alluvial gold mining process is mostly the joint operation of several kinds of gravity separators.
The jigging process is to mix the mineral particles with different specific gravity and stratify them according to the specific gravity in the variable speed medium flow with vertical movement. The minerals with small specific gravity are in the upper layer, while the minerals with large specific gravity are in the lower layer. The layered materials are discharged separately by means of machinery and water flow.
The jig used for gold recovery is suitable for separation of coarse mineral particles (any raw mineral materials except for superfine material mineral), the range of beneficiation size is from 50 mm to 0.074 mm. The lower limit of beneficiation size is 0.04 mm for the alluvial gold mining process if the proportion difference is equal to or larger than 1.25, and the ore achieves the monomer dissociation.
The shake table is a kind of gravity separator in the inclined medium flow. It uses the combined action of the specific gravity difference of sorted minerals, alternating movement of bed surface, and transverse oblique water flow and riffle (or notch groove) to allow loose layering of ores on the bed surface and fan-shaped zoning. Then different products can be produced.
The shaking table used for the alluvial gold mining process is suitable for processing the minerals with fine particles. According to the different particle sizes, the ore can be divided into a coarse sand bed, fine sand bed and slurry bed. The coarse sand bed is suitable for the material particle size between 2.0 mm to 0.5 mm, the fine sand bed is suitable for processing material particle size between 0.5 mm to 0.074 mm, the slurry bed is suitable for processing the material particle size between 0.074 mm to 0.037 mm.
The chute used in the alluvial gold washing plant is a kind of gravity separator relying on the inclined water flow. The material particles settle on the different zone of chute under the joint force of water flow, mineral gravity, frictions between mineral grain and chute bottom. The particles with a small proportion are taken away by the water flow, and the particles with a large proportion are left.
The chute is suitable for the treatment of the alluvial gold with low mud content. The particle size range is 0.6 mm-0.03mm. Gravity separation by chute used in the alluvial gold mining process is featured with simple structure, large processing capacity and low comprehensive cost.
In the production, the selection of alluvial gold mining process and alluvial gold equipment need to be determined according to the specific ore properties and characteristics. Not all the alluvial gold washing plants adopt the same alluvial gold mining process and alluvial gold equipment can obtain the ideal separation effect. It is suggested that the mineral processing test shall be carried out first, so as to develop reasonable alluvial gold mining process and tailor-made alluvial gold equipment.
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Gold is a dense, soft, shiny, malleable, and ductile metal. It is a chemical element with the symbol Au and atomic number 79. It has a bright yellow color and luster traditionally considered attractive, which it maintains without oxidizing in air or water. Chemically, gold is a transition metal and a group 11 element. It is one of the least reactive chemical elements, solid under standard conditions. The metal therefore occurs often in free elemental (native) form, as nuggets or grains in rocks, in veins and in alluvial deposits.
Gold ore processing plant is widely used in gold ore crushing and grinding process to resize and pulverize gold ores into 10mm to smaller than 1mm particles. As gold ores VHN hardness is between 60 and 105, SBM design gold ore crushing plant and grinding machine that can process gold ore.
SBM gold ore processing plant includes mainly two series: crushing and grinding machines, both of which are welcomed by our customers. SBM gold ore crusher can produce gold products with the size between cm and mm. And our gold ore grinding machine can process gold ore into powder of nm grade.
State and gold content of gold in the mineral structure can be divided into the gold mineral gold deposits of gold minerals, gold-bearing minerals and gold - bearing minerals three categories. Independent minerals, means the so-called gold gold gold minerals and gold minerals in the form of output, it is the most important modes of occurrence of gold in nature, industrial development and utilization of the main object. So far, the world has found 98 gold minerals and gold-bearing minerals, common only 47 species, and direct industrial use mineral only 10 kinds of.
3) in the industrial and scientific and technological applications. Infrared reflectance close to due to the gold have unique perfect nature, it has a high resistance to corrosion stability; good electrical conductivity and thermal conductivity; the gold nuclei having a larger neutron capture cross-section; ; also widely used in the most important modern high-tech industry, and electronic technology, communications technology, aerospace technology, chemical technology, medical technology.
Most of the gold processing plant use jaw crusher as the primary crushing. CSB cone crusher is used as the intermediate crushing. The CSD cone crusher is as the fine crushing. The equipment potential to improve mineral production capacity, crushing process transformation, improve the utilization factor of the grinding machine, taken measures to implement the more crushing and less grinding to reduce the particle size of ore into the mill.
Flotation machine (also called Flotation separator) is applicable for the separation of nonferrous metal and ferrous metal and nonmetal, such as fluorite and talc. The impeller is driven by V-belts, which can bring the centrifugal effect to form the negative pressure. On the one hand, to inhale sufficient air to mix with ore pulp; on the other hand, to stir ore pulp and mix with medication to form the mineralized froth. To adjust the height of flashboard to control the liquid level and make the useful froth scraped by loam board. When flotation machine works, slurry is inhaled from the bottom of the trough to the space between impellers. Meanwhile, the low pressure air send by fan is sent to this area through the air distributor in the hollow shaft. After sufficient mixing, the slurry is pushed out by the impeller, and then goes to the whole trough. When the froth rises to the stable level, after the enrichment processing, froth overflows to the froth trough from the overflow weir. Another part of ore slurry flows to lower part of impeller for the remixing with air. The remained slurry flows to the next trough until it becomes residue.
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Located approximately 57km south-west of Obuasi town and 195km north-west of Ghana's capital Accra, the gold mining project is owned by Central Ashanti Gold Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Perseus, which owns 650km of tenements on the Ashanti gold belt.
Gold mining is carried out to support a mill feed rate of 5.5Mtpa of high grade primary ore. Processing is carried out in a 5.5Mtpa gold processing plant that will include a primary jaw crushers, single stage SAG mill, gravity circuit, flotation circuit, regrind ball mill, concentrate CIL circuit and elution circuit.
The whole gold mining project goes smoothly and with our products used, the whole plants efficiency can be adjusted smartly. We adhere to principle to provide quality products with excellent services for our Ghana customers.
Gold mining plant in Ghana designed by SBM contains SAG mill, ball mill and other gold beneficiation equipment. SBM can provide assistance in the commissioning of major new gold processing plant to meet the completion schedule.
Chinese shanghai SBM has gold ore grinding mill plant in over 130 countries such as India, South Africa, Australia, Malaysia, and so on. The practical mill experience has professionally help lots of customers in the world. The general process of gold ore is below: primary Crushing, secondary Crushing, sieving, third crushing, grinding, classifying, Separation, Filtering, and Concentrated ore. SBM can offer you best gold ore grinding solution for you with suitable machine and high quality but reasonable price.
(A) comprehensive utilization of mineral resources, inadequate laws and regulations, the comprehensive utilization of mineral resources, preferential policies are not in place.
Adopting both rich and poor, low-grade ore and to carry out the comprehensive use of recycling useful components associated with the taxes charged according to the amount and quality, increase the use of cost, profit margins are low due to the recovery of this part of the resources even needed capital subsidy, , engage in comprehensive utilization but affect the economic efficiency of enterprises.
(B) loss of mineral resources, waste and destruction
Most of the gold mines, especially small-scale mining is often the case where the low level of exploration under construction. Mine put into production, infrastructure, technological transformation at the same time, the majority of small businesses in the metallurgical process technology, low management level, coupled with the initial mining program ill-considered, often resulting in a large loss of resources, waste and destruction.
(D) investment in science and technology and personnel training is not enough emphasis
Currently, the gold mine of comprehensive utilization of research are still weak, the depth and breadth of the comprehensive utilization of mineral resources research is not enough. On the one hand, the industrial sector dispersion of Geology and Mineral scientific research strength is not concentrated, apparatus, equipment, poorly equipped, do not form a fist. On the other hand, the comprehensive utilization of mineral resources, a serious shortage of basic research forces. Deployment of geological prospecting work, no deployment and comprehensive evaluation study on comprehensive utilization pilot study. Existing scientific research with low conversion rates.
Once extracted, the gold ore is pulverized to prepare it for refining. The gold is refined with one of four main processes: floatation, amalgamation, cyanidation, or carbon-in-pulp. Each process relies on the initial grinding of the gold ore, and more than one process may be used on the same batch of gold ore.
In this refining circuit, we can use electrowining cells, electrorefining cells and remelt furnace to refine gold ore. we also can use filter presses, mercury retorts and induction refining furnace to purify gole.
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After gold ore mined, firstly go through crushing process. In the gold ore coarse crushing process, jaw crusher is used as gold ore primary crusher. After coarse crushing process, screen out the fine gold ore, the gild ore with diameter more than 10 mm go through secondary crushing process, in this crushing process, standard CS series cone crusher is used. In some large gold concentrator, there is fine crushing process after secondary crushing. In this fine crushing, short head CS series cone crusher is used as gold ore crushing machine.
After crushing process, the crushed gold ore enter into ball mill evenly through vibrating screen. Ball mill is essential gold ore beneficiation machine used to grind gold ore into powder less than 200 mesh. Gold ore powder go through classification and flotation to make pure gold.
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Prominer maintains a team of senior gold processing engineers with expertise and global experience. These gold professionals are specifically in gold processing through various beneficiation technologies, for gold ore of different characteristics, such as flotation, cyanide leaching, gravity separation, etc., to achieve the processing plant of optimal and cost-efficient process designs.
Based on abundant experiences on gold mining project, Prominer helps clients to get higher yield & recovery rate with lower running cost and pays more attention on environmental protection. Prominer supplies customized solution for different types of gold ore. General processing technologies for gold ore are summarized as below:
For alluvial gold, also called sand gold, gravel gold, placer gold or river gold, gravity separation is suitable. This type of gold contains mainly free gold blended with the sand. Under this circumstance, the technology is to wash away the mud and sieve out the big size stone first with the trommel screen, and then using centrifugal concentrator, shaking table as well as gold carpet to separate the free gold from the stone sands.
CIL is mainly for processing the oxide type gold ore if the recovery rate is not high or much gold is still left by using otation and/ or gravity circuits. Slurry, containing uncovered gold from primary circuits, is pumped directly to the thickener to adjust the slurry density. Then it is pumped to leaching plant and dissolved in aerated sodium cyanide solution. The solubilized gold is simultaneously adsorbed directly into coarse granules of activated carbon, and it is called Carbon-In-Leaching process (CIL).
Heap leaching is always the first choice to process low grade ore easy to leaching. Based on the leaching test, the gold ore will be crushed to the determined particle size and then sent to the dump area. If the content of clay and solid is high, to improve the leaching efficiency, the agglomeration shall be considered. By using the cement, lime and cyanide solution, the small particles would be stuck to big lumps. It makes the cyanide solution much easier penetrating and heap more stable. After sufficient leaching, the pregnant solution will be pumped to the carbon adsorption column for catching the free gold. The barren liquid will be pumped to the cyanide solution pond for recycle usage.
The loaded carbon is treated at high temperature to elute the adsorbed gold into the solution once again. The gold-rich eluate is fed into an electrowinning circuit where gold and other metals are plated onto cathodes of steel wool. The loaded steel wool is pretreated by calcination before mixing with uxes and melting. Finally, the melt is poured into a cascade of molds where gold is separated from the slag to gold bullion.
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