Designing Process for Concentration of a Low Grade Copper Ore

Singh, Ratnakar and Chandrashekhar, S and Rath, R K and Nayak, B and Bhattacharyya, K K (2008) Designing Process for Concentration of a Low Grade Copper Ore. In: International Seminar on Mineral Processing Technology (MPT-2008) , April 22-24, 2008, Trivandrum,INDIA.



The paper deals with the results of chracterisation and flotation studies carried out on a low grade and complex copper ore sample with a view to design process for its concentration. Flotation studies were carried out under varying conditions of process parameters. Effects of gran-ulametry of the feed, dosage of sodium iso-propyl xanthate as collector, pH and gangue depressant dispersant were studied. Sulphidization technique and use of potassium octyl hydroxamate as auxiliary collector for flotation of oxidised minerals was observed to enhance copper recovery. Use of sodium silicate as depressant/dispersant for sili-ceous gangues helped in improving grade of copper conce-ntrate. Rougher followed by multi-stage cleaning were found necessary to produce a high grade copper concentrate. Based on the studies undertaken the process was designed for concentration of the low grade copper ore sample.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Copper ore; chalcoprite; chalcocite; bornite
Divisions:Mineral Processing
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