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Cyanide is the chemical of choice in the gold mining industry. More than 90% of the 2,500 tons of gold extracted around the world annually is produced using cyanideleaching techniques. This is of serious concern because cyanide is highly toxic to humans, animals and plant life. Only one teaspoon of a 2% cyanide solution is enough to kill a person.