Froth Flotation (Sulphide & Oxide)

Froth Flotation (Sulphide & Oxide) 2017-04-04T06:57:31+00:00
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8 months ago
DARIO 8 months ago

We are operating a Floatation Circuit which is showing a higher Grade in the Final Tails Compared to the Feed. As can seen from the attached report,

Feed    Grade               |       Final Tails

1.20 Cu 0.47 AsCu 1.31 Cu 0.53 AsCu

This has been going on for a long period since we started treating this material. What could be the major cause of this anomaly?

Bob Mathias
8 months ago
Bob Mathias 8 months ago

It is called "sample contamination". If the mine and history agrees with 1.2% Cu in the feed and you know how many tonnes of copper you produced for the day, and at what grade, you go to and enter values until you get what your really tails assay should have been.

Look around your tailings sample point, sample preparation area, assay lab, for sources of contamination by high grade froth.

How are you getting the tailings sample?

7 months ago
Japhet 7 months ago

Sure, i do agree with Bob Mathias, one more points check the source of spillage(if any) and the sump pumps where is directed to. Is the bunds for rougher and cleaners separated? 

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