Processing Mineralogy Study on Lead and Zinc Oxide Ore in Sichuan
AbstractThe processing mineralogy characteristics of an oxidized lead-zinc ore from Sichuan were studied systematically using numerous modern instruments. Results showed that lead and zinc oxide content in the ore exceeded the minimum industrial grade, and also included a relatively high concentration of silver and iron. This ore is composed of many different minerals. Major zinc-containing minerals include sphalerite, hemimorphite, smithsonite, hydrozincite, zinc-containing baileychlore, and zinc-containing dolomite and calcite. Lead-containing minerals are primarily galena and cerussite with small amounts of dechenite, cesaronite, anglesite, limonite and coronadite. Gangue minerals include dolomite and calcite. Dissemination size for the main minerals ranges from medium (0.04 mm) to fine (0.02 mm). All the valuable minerals are well liberated, including galena, sphalerite, cerussite, calamine, and smithsonite. However, the dissemination relationships are complex. Lead is concentrated mainly in galena and cerussite, while zinc occurs primarily in sphalerite, calamine, and smithsonite. The theoretical recovery for lead and zinc were estimated at 72% and 67%, respectively. View Full-Text
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Yang, M.; Xiao, W.; Yang, X.; Zhang, P. Processing Mineralogy Study on Lead and Zinc Oxide Ore in Sichuan. Metals 2016, 6, 93.
Yang M, Xiao W, Yang X, Zhang P. Processing Mineralogy Study on Lead and Zinc Oxide Ore in Sichuan. Metals. 2016; 6(4):93.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yang, Mei; Xiao, Wending; Yang, Xiang; Zhang, Patrick. 2016. "Processing Mineralogy Study on Lead and Zinc Oxide Ore in Sichuan." Metals 6, no. 4: 93.
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