Recovery of gold from chloride solution with ion exchange resins

J. B. Hiskey, X. H. Jiang

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The extraction of gold from chloride solutions by ion exchange is examined. It is shown that at initial gold concentrations between 1-5 ppm, 20 g/l Cl- and pH 5, the kinetics of loading on weak base resins are slightly slower than those observed with activated charcoal. Equilibrium loading of auric chloride varies considerably as a function of pH from one resin to another. For all of the resins studied, nearly complete gold extraction was achieved between pH 2 and pH 6.5. Sodium hypochlorite was found to exhibit a slight effect on the equilibrium loading of gold chloride.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Gold and Silver Processing
EditorsMaurice C. Fuerstenau, James L Hendrix
PublisherPubl by Soc for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0873350936
StatePublished - 1990
EventProceedings of the Symposium at GOLDTech 4 - Reno, NV, USA
Duration: Sep 10 1990Sep 12 1990

Publication series

NameAdvances in Gold and Silver Processing


OtherProceedings of the Symposium at GOLDTech 4
CityReno, NV, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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