Hind Copper to extract gold, silver
Hindustan Copper (Hind Copper) will soon be able to extract gold, silver and silica sand from copper ore tailings. Hind Copper Chairman and Managing Director Santosh Sharma has said that an extraction plant will be commissioned in Madhya Pradesh to extract gold and silver from over 100 mt of copper ore tailings accumulated over a period. Tailings are waste products generated during recovery of minerals. The plant can extract 900 grams of gold, 11 kg of silver and approximately 5,000 tonnes of silica sand on a daily basis, Mr Sharma adds.