zinc

How to Process Copper Lead Zinc Ore with Gold and Silver by Flotation

The flowsheet in this study was designed to treat 500 tons per day of a complex base metal ore containing gold and silver values. The presence of free gold offers opportunity to recover these values in the grinding circuit so that the gold could be amalgamated, and marketed directly to the mint. The ore as mined … Read more

Lead Zinc Sulfide Separation by Sequential Flotation

In the majority of the zinc operations, sphalerite (ZnS) is associated with galena and often sulfides of iron and copper. It is therefore essential to arrange the flowsheet not only for recovery of the valuable minerals, but also to selectively separate them into products acceptable to the smelters for ultimate conversion into metal. The flowsheet outlined … Read more

How to Process Low-Grade Lead Zinc Ore by Flotation

The flowsheet above was designed to treat economically approximately 200 tons in 24 hours of a low-grade dump ore containing lead and zinc values as well as some silver in both sulphide and oxide form. Due to varying specific gravities of the values, gravity concentration in addition to flotation was indicated. As is common in many … Read more

How to Process Oxidized Lead-Zinc Ore by Flotation

The problem of treating oxidized lead-zinc ores for the production of high-grade lead zinc concentrates is a complex problem due to the nature of the ores and to the soft sliming characteristics of the lead and zinc minerals. The ore for treatment is a lead-zinc carbonate ore in a mixed siliceous-lime carbonate gangue. The association of … Read more

Galena – Sphalerite Flotation & Separation Method

The problem of treating oxidized lead-zinc ores for the production of high-grade lead zinc flotation concentrates is a complex problem due to the nature of the ores and to the soft sliming characteristics of the lead and zinc minerals. The ore for treatment is a lead-zinc carbonate ore in a mixed siliceous-lime carbonate gangue. The association of … Read more

Silver Lead Zinc Ore Processing Method using Flotation

Sulphide ore of lead and zinc containing considerable silver was submitted for testing with the purpose of determining a flowsheet for the production of separate lead and zinc concentrates for marketing at their respective smelters. It is necessary to recover as much silver as possible in the lead concentrate as a higher return for this … Read more

Chalcopyrite (Cu) Sphalerite (Zn) Separation by Flotation

The Problem with separating Copper from Zinc by flotation The treatment of heavy sulphide ores of copper containing zinc and pyrite is often extremely difficult particularly if soluble copper and sulphates are present. This is usually the case in ore deposits near the surface or in tropical countries where the annual rainfall is quite high. The … Read more

pH Ranges for Sequential Cu Pb Zn Flotation | Separation

Sequential Cu Pb Zn Flotation Separation

To understand froth flotation, first read that article and come back to read about sequential flotation of Copper, Lead and Zinc. Given a baseline amount of frother and collector, these curves are the approximate/relative rate of flotation recovery of Copper (Chalcopyrite/Bornite/Chalcocite/Covellite/Tennantite/Enargite/Tetrahedrite /Freibergite ), Lead (Galena) and Zinc (Sphalerite) as well as iron (pyrite/arsenopyrite) minerals VS … Read more

Zinc Sphalerite Activation & Conditioning Time Effect of CuSO4 Copper Sulphate

chemistry the basics of zinc activation

The most effective, and really only way for recovery of zinc sphalerite by froth flotation is by first activating the mineral with CuSO4 (Copper Sulphate) and allowing some conditioning time.  How much time is optimum for effective zinc activation and good froth flotation? Obviously the answer to that is dependent on the test sample’s mineralogy, … 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