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cyanide process

noun
1.
a process for extracting gold or silver from ore by dissolving the ore in an alkaline solution of sodium cyanide or potassium cyanide and precipitating the gold or silver from the solution.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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Examples for cyanide process
  • Near the parking area are the remains of tanks used for the cyanide process and fine-grained tailings.
  • However, the cyanide process was not successful owing to too coarse of material being introduced to the cyanide.
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cyanide process

noun
1.
a process for recovering gold and silver from ores by treatment with a weak solution of sodium cyanide Also called cyaniding
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