Updated: May 26, 2021
In 2012, the global trade in mercury reached a peak of US$210 million. Four thousand and forty tonnes of the element—used in everything from small-scale gold mining to compact fluorescent lamps—were being traded around the world, with companies in Europe and the United States making some of the largest shipments and profits. To demonstrate the scale, three years earlier trade equaled just $43 million.
"Profit proudly with sustainably reclaimed tailings gold; a globally wasted commodity"
Bruce A. Cosgrove, B.Sc., M.Sc., (Solution Chemistry) Pres./C.E.O