🔥Fine grinding the tailings significantly increases gold recovery during smelting.
⚒️Direct smelting involves melting the tailings with borax to create a slag and potentially recover gold.
💡The acidic and matte phases of the slag are separated to evaluate the presence of gold.
📉Less than 0.1 grams of gold is recovered per 5 kilograms of tailings, indicating low overall gold content.
🚜Maximizing recovery from tailings is important for efficient and sustainable mining operations.