amalgamation process

amalgamation process

(əmăl'gəmā`shən), in particular, a method to extract gold and silver from ores. The ore is crushed and treated with mercurymercury
or quicksilver
[from the Roman god Mercury], metallic chemical element; symbol Hg [Lat. hydrargyrum=liquid silver]; at. no. 80; at. wt. 200.59; m.p. −38.842°C;; b.p. 356.58°C;; sp. gr. 13.55 at 20°C;; valence +1 or +2.
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, in which the metal dissolves. The amalgam is heated and the mercury evaporates, leaving pure gold or silver. The process has been criticized as an environmental and occupational threat due to the extreme toxicity of mercury.
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However, in the short term, credit costs and slippages in certain cases are likely to increase as some of the management bandwidth will be diverted towards the amalgamation process, and recognitions and provisions will need to be harmonised.
Meanwhile, Singer Pakistan Limited (SINGER) notified the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) that the company was in advanced stage of amalgamation process with the Sindh High Court (SHC), wherein Cool Industries and Link Well limited is being merged with and into the company and the retail business of the company is being demerged into the electronic marketing company limited as per scheme of arrangement.
Matt Wildcat follows with an intriguing illustration of how the Wahkohtowin principle affected the amalgamation process of the Maskwacis Education Schools Commission.
R 12825was done in accordance with the existing law and the consent of the Land Control Board and Commissioner of Lands were duly obtained, making the amalgamation process lawful, regular and valid," Ms Nyokabi said.Ms Nyokabi said the suit, which started 40 years after she occupied the land, is a belated attempt at depriving them of their right to own land.
Moisio and Uusitalo (2013) analyzed the amalgamation process in Finland and found that the larger municipal size obtained by merging small municipalities did not reduce per capita expenditure, mainly because expenditure increased in a number of categories, such as education and health care.
Doha Bank had completed the amalgamation process by March 31, 2015 and is aiming at least 12 branches and exposure of $5bn in India.
As part of the amalgamation process, the cornerstone from Grace Church was extracted and placed in the Knox Church building.
Dak further explained that amalgamation process of the two armies, and other organized forces such as the police, wildlife and national security should be agreed upon and the process of amalgamation should take at least 24 months.
Eriguel said they chose the island because it is known through its unique amalgamation process, where three of its municipalities - Babak, Samal and Kaputian, merged to become one city, in which they also planned for their province.
the appointed legal counsel, the land office and the Security Trustee, during the amalgamation process and represents only 9.4 per cent of the Portfolio's value.