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The article presents the results of a study of the encapsulation of gold in maghemite during microwave processing of refractory gold-bearing concentrate. The magnetic separation of the MW calcine showed the concentration of gold in the magnetic fraction. The results of XRD analysis confirmed the high content of maghemite in the magnetic fraction. An obvious correlation was found between gold and maghemite, since most of the gold recovered in the magnetic fraction where the maghemite content is 48.7%. Sulfuric acid leaching of the magnetic fraction in order to dissolve iron oxides made it possible to increase the rate of gold recovery from the magnetic fraction to 96%.

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