Millerite (NiS) Serapation from Pentlandite and Chalcopyrite

While there are over 45 different nickel minerals, only a few of them are of economic importance to the minerals industry. The principal nickel mineral in nickel sulphide ores is pentlandite ((Ni,Fe)8S9) while the less common nickel sulphides include millerite (NiS). violarite (Ni2FeS4), polydymite (Ni3S4), siegenitc {(Co,Ni)3S4), and heazlewoodite (Ni3S2). As well, often present are … Read more

Sequential Copper–Lead–Zinc Flotation

To improve the selectivity between copper and lead, a sequential copper-lead-zinc rougher circuit was tested. Each of the rougher circuits had a dedicated regrind and cleaner circuit. The advantages of the sequential circuits are that the levels of selectivity can be increased, particularly for copper and lead. With this process, copper was recovered first with MBS depression of lead, … Read more