This book gives an overview of all the gold extraction processes along with their mechanistic study and environmental impact.
It also discusses recent integrated techniques including hydro- and bio-metallurgical techniques with examples
1. GOLD ORE PROCESSING AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS: AN INTRODUCTION. 2. ARTISANAL GOLD MINING AND AMALAGAMATION. 3. CYANIDATION OF GOLD-BEARING ORES. 4. THIOSULFATE LEACHING OF GOLD. 5. THIOUREA LEACHING OF GOLD. 6. HALIDE LEACHING OF GOLD. 7. MICROBIAL CYANIDATION OF GOLD. 8 HUMAN PERSPECTIVES ON GOLD EXPLOITATION AND CASE STUDIES.