Since its beginnings in 1990, Cyanco has been a proud member of this industry, and has always strived to be a good neighbor in support of our local communities. This has never been truer than today, as we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic together. The mining industry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been…

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In 1990 Alta Gold and MSI Group merged to create Cyanco, a company anchored by a single manufacturing line in Winnemucca, Nevada. At that time, Nevada’s gold and silver mining sector was on a steep growth curve, and Cyanco’s founders saw an opportunity to serve those mines with a new solution and unparalleled service. That…

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Cyanco has been recognized for its 2019 transportation safety performance with the Union Pacific (UP) Railroad Chemical Transportation Safety Pinnacle Award. This annual award honors companies for successfully implementing prevention and corrective plans to eliminate Non-Accident Releases (NARs) for shipments of regulated hazardous materials. To be eligible for the award, a company must ship at…

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Cyanco worked with a number of customers to complete a complimentary Total System Assessment to improve their cyanide circuit. The goal was to complete a comprehensive process survey (from ore processing through mineral extraction and detox, if appropriate) and identify potential continuous improvement projects that will increase operating efficiencies, reduce costs and/or improve gold or…

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Additional Capacity, Flexibility and Reliability to Serve North American and Global Markets Winnemucca, Nevada, September 26, 2018 – Cyanco announced today that it is further expanding capacity at the company’s flagship Winnemucca, Nevada plant – the world’s largest sodium cyanide production facility. Cyanco’s investment to install 35,000 metric tons of annual solid cyanide capacity will…

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February 7, 2018 Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. today announced that an affiliate has entered into an agreement to acquire Cyanco Holding Corp. from funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (“Oaktree”).  Cyanco is the largest global producer of sodium cyanide, a critical input in the gold and silver mining industry. Terms of the transaction, which…

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September 7, 2017 Cyanco update on its operations following Hurricane Harvey: Cyanco has fully resumed cyanide production in its Alvin, Texas facility The Port of Houston has reopened and shipping operations resumed with no restrictions for vessels (typically used for sodium cyanide shipments) Road and rail routes have been restored and product can be loaded…

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April 7, 2017 The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Cyanco’s sodium cyanide transloading terminal in Quebec, Canada has been recertified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code). The Cadillac sodium cyanide transloading terminal was initially certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code in January 2007, and was…

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March 17, 2017 CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Cyanco is now delivering cyanide to Newmont Mining Corp.’s Cripple Creek and Victor Mines (Colorado) from a new terminal in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The solution sodium cyanide comes from Cyanco’s Winnemucca plants via Union Pacific rail cars. Then TransWood transfers the sodium cyanide at the terminal to the trucks that…

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March 9, 2017 Cyanco’s Environment, Health, Safety and Security Director Max Jones explaining the Incident Command System The need for a coordinated response  approach in the event of a cyanide spill in Guyana was underscored when Aurora Gold Mine (AGM) hosted an emergency response seminar on Wednesday. The seminar, which brought together representatives from government…

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