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James L. Hendrix, Is there a green chemistry approach for leaching gold?, XI th Balkan Mineral Processing Congress, 22-26 May 2005, Durres-Albenia, Mineral Processing in Sustainable Development, Eds. K. Fetahu, V. Peza, P. Zoga, F. Ahmataj, A. Bode, Published by albPA PER. sh.p. k. Tirane, pp. 58 1 -588.


Over the past fifteen years there has been significant interest in the concepts of sustainable development and mining. Many governments, mining con~panies and non-government organizations have embraced the concepts of sustainable development. One concept generated from the ideas stemming from sustainable mining is that of 'green gold'. Similar to sustainable mining, green gold's meaning is defined by the originator.