Definition of Cyanide process

1. Noun. An industrial process for extracting gold and silver by treating ore with a sodium cyanide solution.

Generic synonyms: Industrial Process

Definition of Cyanide process

1. Noun. A method of extracting gold and silver from their ores with a solution of sodium cyanide ¹

2. Noun. A process of case-hardening iron or steel by immersing it in molten cyanide and then quenching in water or oil ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cyanide Process

cyanic acid
cyanic acids
cyanide-nitroprusside test
cyanide dihydratase
cyanide group
cyanide hydratase
cyanide methemoglobin
cyanide poisoning
cyanide process (current term)
cyanide radical
cyanine dye
cyanine green G base

Literary usage of Cyanide process

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1. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1897)
"The Cyanide-Process in the United States. BY GEORGE A. PACKARD, BOSTON, ... WHEN, in April, 1892, the writer began experimenting with the cyanide-process, ..."

2. South African Journal of Science by South African association for the advancement of science (1904)
"THE cyanide process FROM THE STANDPOINT OI MODERN CHEMISTRY. BY JAMES Mom, D.Sc., MA, FCS , Although it is now seventeen years since Arrhenius first ..."

3. The Metallurgy of Gold by Thomas Kirke Rose (1906)
"THE cyanide process. Introduction.—The cyanide process will always be indissolubly connected with the names of its discoverers, JS MacArthur and the ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1904)
"ATTEMPTS to discover, for the cyanide process, a better precipitant than zinc have been unsuccessful. Hydrogen sulphide, sulphurous acid, ferrous sulphate, ..."

5. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1914)
"cyanide process Cyanide Practice in the Black Hills. Herbert A. Megraw. ... History and review of the advent of the cyanide process that revolutionized gold ..."

6. Standard methods of chemical analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1917)
"There are two general processes of assaying, namely, the cyanide process and the ... The cyanide process The theory of this method is that the oxides are ..."

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