Sodium Cyanide

Sodium Cyanide's Significant Role in Gold and Silver Mining

As the demand for gold and silver grows, the need for mining operations that run efficiently and consistently grows with it.

An industry leader for more than 60 years, The Chemours Company acts as a partner and sodium cyanide provider with a seamless supply chain, a commitment to safety, dedicated support, and innovative solutions.

Safe, efficient gold cyanidation is essential to extracting ounces of precious metal from tons of ore. As a reliable, end-to-end sodium cyanide supply partner, Chemours aims to help customers keep operations running smoothly.

What Chemours Provides as a Partner

Chemours is a leader in innovation, safety, and efficiency. When customers partner with Chemours, they're getting more than a sodium cyanide supplier: they're getting a partner with an interest in helping propel growth through exceptional customer service.

Seamless Supply

As the world’s largest producer of solid sodium cyanide with distribution centers throughout North America, Chemours is always prepared to fulfill orders as they're placed and deliver the product customers need.

Commitment to Safety

Chemours has been safely and responsibly distributing sodium cyanide for decades and continues to make advancements through improved packaging options, on-site unloading services, and comprehensive training for our customers.

Dedicated Support

Whether it’s assisting with sodium cyanide handling and storage practices or regulatory needs like licensing, permitting, and compliance monitoring, support is available.

Continuous Innovation

Chemours' innovation is focused on improving the safety of delivery, helping the industry improve its processes, and supporting our customers with technology to enable safer and more efficient cyanide use.

Industries and Applications for Sodium Cyanide

Meeting Operational Challenges

Businesses in the mining industry must successfully produce valuable goods in a way that is sustainable, cost-effective, and safe. This is especially true in operations using sodium cyanide, where the focus is on producing gold and silver efficiently with minimal environmental impact and risk to human safety.

Mitigating risk and keeping operations running smoothly is essential in the mining industry, and sodium cyanide management is no exception. Although sodium cyanide is a commonly used reagent in mining, most mines do not have a dedicated cyanide safety expert onsite to assist with safe and efficient handling. The right sodium cyanide partner provides knowledge, training, resources, and onsite support to facilitate continuous operational improvement and innovation.

How Chemours Mining Solutions Can Help

Because The Chemours Company is the largest producer of solid sodium cyanide in the Americas, they can ship sodium cyanide from a single source to anywhere in a time-sensitive manner. Chemours offers seamless supply and capacity to fill orders and transport this critical material to mining operations of all sizes.

By offering strong onsite support, training programs, and a dedication to innovation, Chemours is more of a partner than a simple supplier. The Chemours team of experts can help fill safety and operational knowledge gaps.

Chemours Offers Expertise and Partnership

Chemours has leveraged decades of experience and expertise to set the standard for industry-leading innovations and safety practices. As part of this endeavor, Chemours helped to develop the International Cyanide Management Code for the Manufacture, Transport, and Use of Cyanide in the Production of Gold ("The Cyanide Code") as a founding member of the International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI). Through involvement with the ICMI and in collaboration with the mining industry overall, Chemours continues to drive innovation in sodium cyanide safety and management.

To ensure safe handling of sodium cyanide for mining operations, Chemours offers:

  • Full-time regional teams dedicated to product stewardship and technical support
  • Safer IBC packaging via EcoPak containers that are collapsible, easier to unload, durable, use zero nails or wood, and offer 80% weight reduction and 50% faster unloading
  • On-site unloading services (where available), so employees spend less time handling materials
  • Comprehensive training, assistance, and safety protocols designed to protect employees
  • Certified drivers who use pre-assessed, hazard-mitigated routes to make deliveries safe and effective

To learn more about Chemours Mining Solutions, contact us.