Characterization of Srikurmum and Navaladi Beach Placer Minerals

Rao, D S and Vijaya Kumar, T V and Rao, S Subba and Prabhakar, S and Bhaskar Raju, G (2005) Characterization of Srikurmum and Navaladi Beach Placer Minerals. In: International Seminar on Mineral Processing Technology - (MPT 2005), January 6-8, 2005, Dhanbad.



Two different beach placer samples from Srikurmum of Andhra Pradesh and Navaladi of Tamilnadu were collected and characterized in terms of their total heavy mineral content by heavy media as well as magnetic separation studies. Navaladi beach placer sample contains higher amounts of total heavy minerals than that of the Srikur-mum beadh. Mineralogical analysis on both the samples revealed high amounts of garnet and minor quantities of ilmenite. The particle size of garnet is coarser than that of ilmenite. EPMA results indicated that garnet is of almandine variety. The Eastern Ghats metarnotphic belt, covering both the areas, is considered to be the source of these beach placer minerals.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Srikurmum; minerals; mineralogical analysis; formation; identification;
Divisions:Mineral Processing
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