A Manual of Flotation Processes

Silver Rocks and Minerals

Silver ores, Silver Rocks and Minerals are easily fused before the blowpipe flame, either with or without carbonate of soda. The resulting globule of metal, of its characteristic white colour, can be readily hammered out or cut by a knife. If the powdered mineral, supposed to contain silver, be dissolved in nitric acid and the solution … Read more

Basic Principles & Variables Affecting Froth Flotation

The basic factors, principles and variables affecting froth flotation are enumerated in condensed form below: Ore. (a) Mineralogical character. (b) Fineness of grinding. (c) Method of grinding. Agents. (a) Principal flotation agent. (“Oil”) α Character. β Quantity. (b) Minor agent. α Character. β Quantity. Water. (a) Quantity with respect to solids, i.e. pulp thickness. (b) … Read more