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Welcome to CyanideMine, the portal for technical information about cyanide and its use in gold extraction, as well as its impact on the environment.

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Green mining now possible sans use of cyanide, mercury
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the Philippines stepped up its program on environment-friendly mining with the inauguration of the gold-copper processing plant in Itogon, Benguet. read more »
Gekko Systems Announces Completion of Cyanide Detox System for the Phoenix Gold Project
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Gekko Systems is pleased to announce the successful commissioning and formal acceptance of the Cyanide Detox System by the Rubicon Minerals Corporation for its Phoenix Gold Project in Red Lake, Ontario took place in June 2015. read more »
Barrick’s cyanide solution spill five times larger
Thursday, September 24, 2015
The amount of cyanide solution that spilled from Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine in San Juan province is almost five times more than previously believed, the company acknowledged yesterday as a second federal prosecutor moved to investigate national and provincial officials and mining executives amid growing environmental concerns. read more »
Barrick’s Veladero gold mine in Argentina halted over cyanide leak
Thursday, September 17, 2015
An Argentine court has ordered a five-day suspension of the gold leaching process at Barrick Gold Corp's Veladero mine to determine whether there was any environmental damage from a cyanide leak triggered by a faulty valve. read more »
Cyanide spills in Philippines surface in wake of Unity Mining withdrawal
Monday, September 14, 2015
The man promoting a controversial underground gold mine near Majors Creek was in charge of an Australian mine in the Philippines which discharged cyanide-laden waste into creeks, killing fish and other marine creatures. read more »


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