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Cyanide and Science

Your web source for reliable technical information about cyanide

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

This site replaced the Cyantists.com website, which originally belonged to Dr. Terry Mudder and his colleagues. Thank you for your continued support of this website. Please provide comments to help us make the site even better in the future. You can contact us at technology@infomine.com

Terry Mudder Biography

For twenty years until 2014, Dr. Terry I. Mudder was co-owner (with his wife, Dr. Karen Hagelstein) of Times Limited, a consulting firm located in Sheridan, Wyoming (USA). He was previously employed as Chief Environmental Engineer and Research Chemist at the Homestake Mine, and later a partner and corporate consultant with SRK Consulting. Dr. Mudder holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering. He has more than three decades of experience in investigation of various aspects of cyanide wastes. He served as an adjunct professor, guest lecturer, and thesis advisor at universities worldwide. He has worked on scores of mining projects, authored nearly one hundred publications, and been involved with numerous short courses, many with EduMine, on acid mine drainage, rehabilitation, and cyanide. As a leading expert on cyanide in mining in the world, he has co-authored many manuals, pamphlets, and books, including the CDs entitled The Chemistry and Treatment of Cyanidation Wastewaters, The Cyanide Monograph, and The Cyanide Compendium.

Dr. Mudder has been instrumental in developing and applying novel chemical, physical, and biological treatment processes for which he has received international awards and patents. He has been a member of many national and international scientific organizations and associated professional committees, as well as a manuscript reviewer. He has been the Technical Advisor for Mining Environmental Management for nearly a decade, for which he has written numerous editorial and opinion articles. He co-created the cyanide information website, CyanideMine. In February 2014 Dr. Mudder was inducted into the International Mining magazine's Hall of Fame and was recognized with an award in Environmental Management and Stewardship.

Dr. Mudder co-sponsored the Dr. Adrian Smith Award given to outstanding individuals for lifetime achievement in environmental stewardship in mining. He has served as technical advisor to aboriginal groups, various industries, international governments, and NGO's including the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, and the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP).

Contact Information:
Dr. Terry I. Mudder
Sheridan, Wyoming, USA

E-mail: cyunara@gmail.com


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