Technical Note

Hydrometallurgical recovery of gold from arsenopyrite refractory concentrates

A.G. Kholmogorov 1*, G.L. Pashkov1, O.N. Kononova2, Y.S. Kononov1

1 Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Siberian Department of the Academy of Sciences, Karl Marx Pr., 42, Krasnoyarsk 660049, Russia
2 Department of Chemistry, Krasnoyarsk State University, Svobodny Pr., 79, Krasnoyarsk 660041, Russia

Received 7 July 2002; accepted 15 January 2003


Hydrometallurgical methods for preparation of refractory arsenopyrite concentrates to cyanidation using bacterial leaching and chemical decomposition have been investigated. After cyanide or non-cyanide gold dissolution, the complexes of gold can be selectively recovered on acrylic or styrene anion exchangers.

Keywords: Gold; Refractory arsenopyrite concentrates; Hydrometallurgical processes; Cyanidation; Sorption

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