E3S Web Conf.
Volume 56, 2018VII International Scientific Conference “Problems of Complex Development of Georesources” (PCDG 2018)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Problems of Complex Processing of Mineral Raw Materials and New Technologies of Mineral Processing|
|Published online||26 September 2018|
The prospects for secondary processing of tailings remained after the beneficiation of fluorite ores of Primorye Krai using a highly selective combination of reagents
Mining Institute of Far eastern branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Khabarovsk, Russia
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The study of the composition and preparability of two samples of tailings dumped at the Yaroslavl Mining Company revealed the following contents: CaF2 - 15.2 and 20.7%, CaCO3 - 13.3 and 10.2%, and Zn - 0.49 and 0.38%. The volume of the stockpiled wastes is estimated at 30 million tons. The need for fine material grinding at the stage of preparation for flotation was shown, and the efficient fluorite concentration was possible with technical solutions found. The determined optimal parameters of the flotation acid-base condition provided neutralization of the negative influence of salts and slimes left by the previous processing cycle. It has been established that a mixture of ammonium and lignosulfonates was effective as a modifier. The extraction of sample 1 yielded 52% of fluorite extraction to the concentrates with 92.2-92.8% fluorite content, and more than 69% when beneficiating the sample 2. Upgrading of the concentrate quality is only possible through transferring to flotation tails of the most contaminated fluorite grains impregnated with silicate minerals, but this is followed by a significant extraction reduction. The concentration of sphalerite to a separate product occurs with low effectiveness. The inclusion of sulfide flotation in the circuit head can improve the fluorite cycle efficiency: extraction of CaF2 to the concentrates of FF-92 brand may reach 70%.
Key words: Mineral mining and processing wastes / Fine dissemination / Fluorite / Secondary processing / Flotation / Selectivity / Modifiers
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