Flow Chart Flow Chart Gold Mining Process
Historically, mercury has been widely used in placer gold mining to form mercury gold amalgam with smaller gold particles, thereby increasing the rate of gold recovery. In the 1960s, large scale mercury use stopped. In artisanal and small scale gold mining (ASGM), however, mercury is still used, often clandestine, gold prospecting.The lifecycle of a gold mine. People in hard hats working underground is what often comes to mind when thinking about how gold is mined. Yet mining the ore is just one stage in a long and complex gold mining process. Long before any gold can be extracted, significant exploration and development needs to take place, both to determine, as accurately as possible, the size of the deposit as well.