Economics of treating gold ores

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 84, No. 953, 1991

K.G. (Ken) Thomas, American Barrick Resources Corporation, Toronto, Ontario

This paper gives an insight into the various processes available to treat gold ores. A brief overview is given of the various types of refractory gold ores. Particular emphasis is given to comparing the costs of oxide vs refractory gold ore processes, inclusive of grinding through to dore bar.
Keywords: Mineral processing, American Barrick, Gold, Refractory gold ores.