Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 111, Issue 1–4, pp 271–280 | Cite as

Gold mineralogy and extraction

  • J.D. Cashion
  • L.J. Brown


Several examples are examined in which Mössbauer spectroscopic analysis of gold mineral samples, treated concentrates and extracted species has provided information not obtainable by competing techniques. Descriptions are given of current work on bacterial oxidation of pyritic ores and on the adsorbed species from gold extracted from cyanide and chloride solutions onto activated carbon and polyurethane foams. The potential benefits for the gold mining industry from Mössbauer studies and some limitations on the use of the technique are also discussed.


Foam Pyrite Polyurethane Foam Arsenopyrite Jarosite 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J.D. Cashion
    • 1
  • L.J. Brown
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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