Singh, Ratnakar and Rao, D S and Banerjee, B and Bhattacharyya, K K (2008) Development of Flotation Process for Enrichment of Ganesh-Himal Lead-zinc Sulphide Ore from Nepal. In: Proceedings of XXIV International Mineral Processing Congress, 24-28 SEPTEMBER 2008, BEIJING CHINA.
The present paper deals with the development of flotation based process for enrichment of a lead-zinc sulphide ore from Ganesh-Himal region of Nepal. Detailed characteri-sation and flotation studies were carried out under vary-ing process conditions. The sample assayed 2.47% Pb with 13.6% Zn. The ore was predominantly made up of spahlerite and pyrite in association with subordinate amounts of galena, minor amounts of pyrrhotite and chalcopyrite. Dolomite was the main gangue. The modal analysis showed the probability of fair liberation of sulphides from gangues around 210 microns but the locking of galena with sphalerite and other sulphides continued to finer sizes. Under the optimum process conditions the rougher lead and zinc recoveries were 96.3% and 90% respectively. Multi-stage cleanings of rougher products proved helpful in improving the concentrate grade, meeting the required specification. - Based on the studies undertake a process flow-sheet for the concentration of the ore to individual lead and zinc concentrates was developed.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Froth floation; lead-zinc ore; characterisation|
|Deposited By:||Sahu A K|
|Deposited On:||27 Oct 2011 09:55|
|Last Modified:||29 Nov 2011 14:23|
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