Activated Carbon & Gold Mining

MacArthur-Dingus process, cyanide process, Gold cyanidation, all the same process for extracting gold. The ore is crushed and grinded, water and then a cyanide solution is introduced creating a slurry. This solution frees the gold from the ore. Activated carbon adsorbs the gold particles and lets the rest of the slurry pass through. Ethanol is then used to desorb the gold from the activated carbon. In the gold recovery process, a 6×12 coconut shell is used. Coconut shell especially is preferred as it is harder and will handle the abuse of the process. General Carbon carries a GC 6×12-GM specially developed for the gold mining industry. Please inquire.