Operation of a gold extraction circuit for recovery of gold from uranium mill tailings at Cluff Lake, Saskatchewan
Cluff Mining has successfully operated a gold recovery plant at its Cluff Lake operation in northern Saskatchewan to recover gold from Phase 1 uranium leach tailings. The operating circuit consists of tailings repulping, grinding, cyanidation, carbon-in-pulp, gold recovery, and cyanide destruction by acidification, volatilization and re-neutralization. The process is described and operating data and metallurgical results from the operation are provided.
Mineral processing, Gold recovery, Gold refining, Cluff Lake operation, Uranium leach tailings, Metallurgy, Cyanide recovery.