Silver is generally found in the combined state in nature, usually in copper or lead mineralization, and by 2000 bce mining and smelting of silver-bearing lead ores was under way Lead ores were smelted to obtain an impure lead-silver alloy, which was then fire refined by cupellation
Sep 29, 2013 · This video shows in detail how silver is extracted from mines and turned into an industrial silver bar Thanks for watching, Subscribe below! Silver mining process How is silver mined?
Why Mining Silver Is Different than Other Rare Metals For thousands of years, mining silver was not much different than mining copper or zinc or gold or iron Past prospectors and exploration companies sought out silver deposits, set up mines to pull the silver out of the earth, and then shipped it to a refinery
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Jan 23, 2012 · In modern times though, mining for gold is a much more intensive, yet sophisticated process Most surface, or alluvial gold has been found, which is why gold is mainly mined from the earth today It’s largely a matter of technology and requires much expertise and elaborate equipment Mining for gold today can essentially be broken down into 9
A slurry of ground ore, water and a weak cyanide solution is fed into large steel leach tanks where the gold and silver are dissolved Following this leaching process the slurry passes through six adsorption tanks containing carbon granules which adsorb the gold and silver This process removes 93% of the gold and 70% of the silver
The patio process is a process for extracting silver from oreThe process was invented by Bartolomé de Medina in Pachuca, Mexico, in 1554 The patio process was the first process to use mercury amalgamation to recover silver from ore It replaced smelting as the primary method of extracting silver from ore at Spanish colonies in the Americas