phytomining method application in gold mining - IOM3Figure4 Integrated Process of Gold. Phytomining. Source: (Sheoran, Sheoran, & Poonia, 2009). 4.1 Phytomining Process. Figure5 Process of Phytomining. Source: (Anderson et al., 1999).the process of phytomining,the process of phytomining,GCSE CHEMISTRY - Extraction of Copper - Thermal Decomposition .Phytomining. Some plants absorb metal compounds (including copper) when they grow. The plants can then be burned and the metal is extracted from the ash. The process is called phytomining and it can also be used to extract metals from contaminated land. Brassicas (the cabbage family) can extract metals including.