Mining Value & Innovation

Chemours Mining Solutions is the world leader in solid sodium cyanide (NaCN) production, offering reliable supply, innovative packaging solutions, and proven safety practices that continually drive value.

A total supply chain approach.

As the global middle class grows, so does demand for gold and silver. Meeting this growing demand requires end-to-end operational excellence, a seamless supply of sodium cyanide and a steadfast commitment to safety practices.

Chemours Mining Solutions leverages 60-years of innovative science to make that possible. From manufacture through on-site management, our systems and experts focus on one thing: your success.

The Rewards of Managing Risk.

Safe, efficient gold cyanidation is essential to separating ounces of precious metal from tons of ore. A reliable, end-to-end sodium cyanide supply partner is a small – but precious – part of the process.

Advanced plants, secure delivery systems, on-site support, and 360° world-class product stewardship are all essential to our offering and to the success of our customers.

Proven Knowledge

Our commitment to efficiency, safety, and stewardship is nothing new. We have been focused on safe and responsible production for over 60 years. In fact, we created an improved manufacturing process as long ago as 1962.

We also understand the business risks our precious-metals customers face. It takes significant up-front investment to develop a mine, and production can stop without a reliable supply of sodium cyanide. Chemours Mining Solutions is committed to growing capacity, providing ironclad delivery dependability, and continuing to drive packaging innovation and efficiency. It's a key reason why many of the world's top mining companies have long-term contracts with us.

Meeting Growing Demand

Our plant in Memphis, Tennessee, which was started in 1952, is the largest solid sodium cyanide plant in the world.

An image of the Memphis Plant, a Chemical Solutions production site in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

To help meet growing demand for gold and address the challenge of declining ore grades, we have also invested in a new manufacturing facility in Durango, Mexico. Construction began in June of 2017 and is targeted for completion in 2019.

An image of a group of people posing on the new Chemours Mining Solutions facility in Durango, Mexico.



A head shot of Ed Sparks, President of Chemical Solutions at The Chemours Company.

Ed Sparks

President, Chemours Chemical Solutions

Mining companies have a lot invested. They count on us for consistent, reliable supply, and to help keep their operations online and running safely at every step.

A Seamless Supply Chain

Solid sodium cyanide starts with an inherent safety advantage – it's lighter and easier to transport compared to liquid form. Chemours builds on that by meeting all regulatory requirements as well as voluntary requirements, such as the ICMI Cyanide Code.

We have unique business capabilities and standards that include:

  1. Unloading, mixing, and storage facility design assistance and start-up

  2. Water testing, first-load analysis, regular follow-ups and facility inspections, to assure safe operations and maintenance

  3. Multilingual, customized training, online and in-classroom with our cyanide experts

  4. Transport by certified drivers, on pre-assessed and hazard-mitigated routes

  5. Community support via cyanide antidote training at local hospitals and clinics

  6. Packaging technology that includes a range of tested disposable and returnable container choices, designed to minimize handling and waste

  7. Emergency response by trained Chemours teams with dedicated equipment, across all regions

  8. Emergency training for customer and community teams, including assistance in planning and conducting regular safety drills

  9. Regulatory support in obtaining and monitoring licensing, new regulations, and ongoing compliance

Stronger at Every Link

Safety connects every phase of the mining life cycle. From safer packaging and transport of our products, to on-site unloading practices and training, we’re continually refining our safety practices and offering. In fact, our safety practices exceed ICMI best practices.

Our carrier network and global routes are carefully chosen, stress tested, and monitored. Our packaging and warehousing facilities are built and managed to safety standards developed based on more than 50 years of experience.

Driving Value Beyond Delivery

Delivery isn't the end of our involvement. Chemours Mining Solutions offers unparalleled training, advisory, and quality-assurance services.

From material handling and storage practices to regulatory needs, our team of experts are here to help. We offer a variety of in-person, in-class, and online education opportunities to help your team achieve success safely.

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