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Gold - An Historical Introduction
Gold Ore Processing. Profect Development and Operations (2016)
  • Fathi Habashi
Abstract
Egypt was the principal gold country in ancient times.  To the alchemists, gold has been regarded as a metal of perfection and many attempts were made to transmute base metals into gold.  Gilding was applied by attaching gold leaf or gold dust to surfaces of wood, stone, and metals. A purple pigment used in coloring glass and porcelain contained traces of gold. Beside panning, amalgamation, chlorination, and finally cyanide solution was used to recover gold from ores.
Keywords
  • Ancient Egypt,
  • Alchemy,
  • Aqua regia,
  • Gilding,
  • Gold Rush,
  • Panning,
  • Amalgamation,
  • Chlorination,
  • Cyanidation,
  • Refining,
  • Assaying,
  • Currency
Disciplines
Publication Date
April, 2016
Editor
Mike D. Adams
Publisher
Elsevier
ISBN
978-0-444-63658-4
Citation Information
Fathi Habashi. "Gold - An Historical Introduction" SecondAmsterdam, NetherlandsGold Ore Processing. Profect Development and Operations (2016) p. 1 - 22
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/fathi_habashi/181/