Electromagnetic Separation of Wolframite

Wolframite, sp. gr. 7.1 to 7.5, tungstate of iron and manganese, is feebly magnetic; specimens from some localities are reported to be strongly magnetic. Wolframite frequently accompanies cassiterite in tin ores, and on account of their similar specific gravities (cassiterite 6.4 to 7.02) these minerals may not be separated from each other by specific-gravity methods. … Read more

Froth Flotation 101 in Video

Discussion flotation and mineral processing with industry metallurgist from around the world. Wetting and not wetting or water-absorbing is the principle of flotation. Some minerals are wetted, whereas others are not wetted. Wetting is a variable property of minerals and depends upon the surface properties of the solid, liquid, and gaseous conditions. Minerals that are … Read more

Effect of Particle Size on Gold Flotation Recovery

Natural or collectorless flotation of native or free gold is generally possible, at least to a degree, with many gold containing ores. The first factor in such flotation studies is the quantification of what the limitations are of particle size on the flotation process. Some unique studies have been conducted by this author at a … Read more

Mine Tailings Waste Leaching & Groundwater Contamination

Each year the mining industry generates tremendous quantities of solid wastes as a byproduct of the mining and concentration or preparation of valuable ores, minerals and coal. In addition, the quantities of these wastes generated on a yearly basis is increasing due to: increased production resulting from rising demand, the depletion of near surface high-grade … Read more

Analytical Balances Support & Accessories

Brick Pier Support It is essential that the balance, used for analytical work, should be mounted on some firm support; as, not only does the accuracy of the weighings depend upon the freedom of the instrument from vibration and jar, but also the life of the balance itself. It is equally important, also, from the … Read more

Native Gold Flotation

The surfaces of native or free gold containing particles are normally hydrophobic and, if the surfaces of such particles are relatively free of contaminants they will have a tendency to float without the addition of a collector. The major sources of contamination on free gold particles are processing chemicals and small particle slime coatings. Gold … Read more

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