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amalgamation

[ə‚mal·gə′mā·shən]
(metallurgy)
Also known as amalgam treatment.
The process of separating metal from ore by alloying the metal with mercury; formerly used for gold and silver recovery, where it has been superseded by the cyanide process.
The formation of an alloy of a metal with mercury.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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