Around the world, sodium cyanide is employed industrially, most frequently in the extraction of gold. Although the majority of us have the mental image of a gold miner searching for nuggets in the 19th century, this isn't the modern industrial process. The majority of the gold in the world is not found as nuggets, but rather as extremely fine gold powders in rocks. In actuality, our societal need for gold compels us to mine in rocks with a gold content as low as 0.005%. This means that in order to separate and purify gold from all other materials, industrial extraction is required. The unprocessed rock mixture is mined, ground into a fine powder, and then added to a Sodium Cyanide Market solution. When the gold binds tightly to cyanide molecules, it becomes soluble in water and can be separated from the other minerals. Then it interacts with zinc, returning to its solid state. The gold is finally separated from the metal and formed into bars.