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Minerals 2017, 7(5), 77; https://doi.org/10.3390/min7050077

Relating the Mineralogical Characteristics of Tampakan Ore to Enargite Separation

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Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre, The University of Queensland, Indooroopilly, QLD 4068, Australia
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CSIRO, Mineral Resources, Clayton, VIC 3168, Australia
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Received: 11 March 2017 / Revised: 5 May 2017 / Accepted: 9 May 2017 / Published: 12 May 2017
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Abstract

The mineralogical characteristics of enargite-bearing copper ores from the Tampakan deposit have been investigated as the means to understanding the separation of enargite from other copper sulphides (chalcopyrite and bornite). It was found that a separation of these minerals was possible after grinding the ore samples to a P80 of 90 microns; enargite tends to be ground more readily than the other copper sulphide minerals present in ore samples tested, and consequently, it mostly reported to the fine size fractions. View Full-Text
Keywords: mineralogical characteristics; enargite; mineral liberation; grain size distribution; Tampakan; preferential breakage mineralogical characteristics; enargite; mineral liberation; grain size distribution; Tampakan; preferential breakage
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Tayebi-Khorami, M.; Manlapig, E.; Forbes, E. Relating the Mineralogical Characteristics of Tampakan Ore to Enargite Separation. Minerals 2017, 7, 77.

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