The Chemistry of Gold Extraction, Second Edition (2nd ed.)

by John O. Marsden, C. Iain House

The Chemistry of Gold Extraction is an extensively revised and comprehensively updated edition of the well-known reference first published in 1992. It provides the broad base of knowledge that is now required by all those working in the gold extraction and gold processing industries. The book bridges the gap between research and industry by emphasizing the practical applications of chemical principles and techniques.

The technical reference includes in-depth discussions on:

  • Historical Developments
  • Ore Deposits and Process Mineralogy
  • Process Selection
  • Principles of Gold Hydrometallurgy
  • Oxidative Pretreatment
  • Leaching
  • Solution Purification and Concentration
  • Recovery
  • Surface Chemical Methods
  • Refining
  • Effluent Treatment
  • Industrial Applications


  • Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc.; March 2006
  • ISBN: 9780873352741
  • Edition: 2
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  • Title: The Chemistry of Gold Extraction, Second Edition
  • Author: John O. Marsden; C. Iain House
  • Imprint: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc.