Where is the Largest Gold Producing Mine in the World

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Where is the Largest Gold Producing Mine in the World? Cajamarca, Peru Produces 3.3 million ounces $600/ oz $2 billion / year Used for electronics and jewelry How Do We Mine? Chemical Leaching (heap) of rock by solutions (water, others) Put cyanide on top of rocks so that it reacts with gold and gold comes out the
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Unformatted text preview: bottom Clean-up from Environmental Impacts Caused by Gold Mining Metallic mercury spill 150 kg of mercury spilled on a stretch of 41 km of highway Can tear up the inside of a human Goals: o Protection of human health and the environment Regulations?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course GEOS 1024 taught by Professor Meschreiber during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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