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Mick L. McCaslin, PE

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Maximize Precious Metals Recovery with CCD Circuits and High-Density Thickeners

Posted by Mick L. McCaslin, PE on March 28, 2017

Leaching (lixiviation) is commonly used for recovering a wide variety of metals from ores, including precious metals. A lixiviant dissolves the desired metals from the ore; cyanide leaching, for example, is widely used to extract gold.

Lixiviation is often followed by a Counter Current Decantation (CCD) circuit to recover the valuable mineral from the gangue.

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Category: Thickening, Paste Thickening

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