CYANIDE Mining News

Cyanide ban threatens European gold mines

On May 5, 2010, the European Union Parliament approved a resolution which calls on the Commission to initiate a complete ban on the use of cyanide mining technologies in the European Union by the end of 2011. Endomines says “the resolution was based on erroneous information about the usage of cyanide in the mining industry. [...]

Musselwhite – first Canadian mine to win International Cyanide Code certification

Goldcorp’s Musselwhite mine in northwest Ontario has become the first gold mining operation in Canada to be fully certified under the International Cyanide Management Code for the Manufacture, Transport and Use of Cyanide in the Production of Gold. Musselwhite is an underground mine that produces some 250,000 oz/y of gold.

CYANIDE CODE: Musselwhite is first Canadian mine to be certified

ONTARIO — The first gold producer in Canada to be certified by the International Cyanide Management Institute is the Musselwhite underground mine of Vancouver's Goldcorp…..more at Canadian Mining Journal

Gold Fields obtains cyanide code accreditation for all eligible operations

Gold Fields has become the first mining group, registered as a signatory with the International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI), to obtain accreditation for all its eligible operations with the International Cyanide Management Code. This follows both the Kloof and Driefontein mines, located in South Africa, attaining the standard. Gold Fields’ CEO, Nick Holland, commented: “We have [...]

New WA gold mine starts after environmental agreement

Nearly two decades after it was first proposed, a mine on Buckhorn Mountain in remote north-central Washington will begin producing gold-bearing ore.

Professional Development Short Courses for 2008

The Mining Studies Institute at the University of British Columbia and EduMine bring you a program of 27 short courses on mining topics presented in Vancouver. Courses qualify for the UBC Certificate in Mining Studies. […]

Silver recovery

The section on processing silver ores also had to go. This noted that Hochschild’s Ares mine is expanding the size of its plant and has ordered five additional Gekko Systems’ InLine Leach Reactors (ILR5000 Batch […]

CyPlus installs Cyanide Control System at Dragon Mining in Sweden

Dragon Mining Sweden AB, Storuman, has purchased the CyPlus® CCS Cyanide Control System for its Svartliden operation in Sweden. “Working closely with Svartliden’s personnel, the CyPlus unit was successfully commissioned on site and operators have […]

Goldcorp?s El Sauzal receives international cyanide certification

Goldcorp’s El Sauzal mine in Mexico has become the first gold mining operation in Mexico to be fully certified under the International Cyanide Management Code for the Manufacture, Transport and Use of Cyanide in the Production of Gold (the Cyanide Code). El Sauzal was 2007’s largest gold producer in Mexico, at over 300,000 oz. Early [...]