The first step in the gold smelting process occurs when ore containing gold is mined from the earth. At this point, the crude binding matter and the gold metal need to be separated. This is accomplished by pulverizing or crushing the gold ore, and then placing it in a furnace.
BAYER PROCESS Bayer process is the process of refining alumina. from bauxite (aluminum ore containing 3050% of hydrated aluminum oxide) by selective extraction of pure aluminum oxide dissolved in sodium hydroxide. Prior to the Bayer process bauxite is crushed and ground in mills to fine particles (max. size "/).