Specialty Gas Report magazine has published a Linde article “Specialty Gases – Worth Their Weight in Gold”, in their first quarter 2014 edition.
The article focuses on how ultra high purity gases play a pivotal role across the spectrum of gold mining and the subsequent metallurgical processing, purification, and refining of or into gold bars.
In the all-important arena of human safety, specialty gases come into play in the gold mining industry to operate and calibrate underground gas detection sensors. Hard rock miners are equipped with self-contained self rescuers (SCSRs) that allow them to breath while escaping to a safe area or returning to the surface.
Mine ventilation and gold extraction are further areas where specialty gases and equipment are being used, as well as laboratories that analyze ore samples to determine the gold content of the ore.