Green technology use in gold recovery: Deer Cove

The Deer Cove gold mine is located approximately 4.2 km north of Ming's Bight near Baie Verte, north-central Newfoundland. Free gold has also known to occur in the surrounding till. While preliminary studies have been done it is still unknown if the gold in the till can be economically and more importantly environmentally recovered using green technologies. This project will investigate the possibility of developing an economically viable green process to extract gold from the till in Deer Cove, leaving natural habitat intact.  The final product will be a feasibility study that covers the potential to economically mine using green technology. The work will set up the possibility and framework for field trials.

Christina Burke
Faculty Supervisor: 
Gary Thompson
Project Year: 
Newfoundland and Labrador