Effects of aluminosilicate minerals on copper-molybdenum flotation from Sarcheshmeh porphyry ores

Jorjani, E., Barkhordari, H. R., Khorami, M. T. and Fazeli, A. (2011) Effects of aluminosilicate minerals on copper-molybdenum flotation from Sarcheshmeh porphyry ores. Minerals Engineering, 24 8: 754-759. doi:10.1016/j.mineng.2011.01.005


Author Jorjani, E.
Barkhordari, H. R.
Khorami, M. T.
Fazeli, A.
Title Effects of aluminosilicate minerals on copper-molybdenum flotation from Sarcheshmeh porphyry ores
Journal name Minerals Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0892-6875
1872-9444
Publication date 2011-07-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.mineng.2011.01.005
Volume 24
Issue 8
Start page 754
End page 759
Total pages 6
Place of publication Oxford United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The presence of aluminosilicate minerals adversely affects the floatability of copper during processing of Sarcheshmeh porphyry ores. In this work, ores containing different types and quantities of aluminosilicate minerals, as well as copper sulfides (i.e., chalcopyrite and chalcocite), were examined in the laboratory to determine how aluminosilicate minerals affect the floatability of copper and to find ways to decrease their unwanted effects. It was shown that ore types that contain muscovite and vermiculite have the greatest effect on the floatability of copper sulfides. To overcome this problem, two reagent strategies were used: (a) dextrin at 100, 200, and 600 g/ton and (b) a mixture of dextrin, sodium silicate, and sodium hexametaphosphate (20%, 40%, and 40% by weight, respectively) at 200 and 300 g/ton. The reagent mixture (case b) at a dosage of 200 g/ton improved the copper recovery and decreased the grade and the recovery of Al2O3 and SiO2 in the flotation concentrate. As an alternative solution, flotation at reduced pulp density (24%) improved the grade and the recovery of copper and molybdenum and decreased the grade and recovery of Al2O3 and SiO2 in comparison to the currently used pulp density (29%) in the Sarcheshmeh flotation plant.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre Publications
 
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