Determination of gold concentration in the gold ore in Lujinji, Mubende district:

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Kampala International University, School of Engineering and Applied Science
This study is aimed at determining the concentration of gold in the gold ore in lujinjimubende district. Currently investing in gold mining is taken as a riskyinvestmentbecause people are not sure of the concentration of gold in lujinji and also the depth where gold concentration is high. The results of this research gave the concentration of gold in lujinji and also the depth of high concentration from the surface, which eased the mining activity by extracting gold at a known height and also determine whether lujinji as a mining area qualifies for commercial mining. Samples were collected from different shafls at different heights in meters, they were taken to geological survey and mines Entebbe for size reduction to fine particles and finally they were taken to Makerere University in the department of geology for sample preparation and analysis. The concentration of gold at different heights was analyzed and it was found out that gold is present in the lujinji and proved to be more concentrated at 200m and therefore arrange of 1 OOm to 500m can be considered. Further studies need to be carried out to determine the levels and concentration of gold in other gold areas and also on other metals like silver, lead, which was not covered in this study and also lujinji as an area qualifies for commercial mining according to the price of gold on the world market.
project report submitted to the department of physical sciences in partial fulfillment for the requirement of the award of bachelor’s degree of industrial chemistry of Kampala international university,
gold ore, gold concentration, Lujinji, Mubende district