Studies on Beach Placers of Kerala Coast

Bhattacharrya, P and Nayak, B and Singh, R and Maulik, S C (2005) Studies on Beach Placers of Kerala Coast. In: International Seminar on Mineral Processing Technology (MPT-2005), January 6-8, 2005, Dhanbad.



In the present paper, studies carried out on beach placer samples of Kerala coast in general and contribut-ions of NML and its current activities in particular on beach sands of Kerala have been discussed. While earlier beneficiation study at NML was on purification of zircon, present study, under network project, consist of charac-terization of samples from different areas to identify prospective area that will be taken up for development of process technology. Characterisation studies involve size and chemical analyses, sink and float studies, optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. Samples from four different areas (Valarpattanam Azhikod (VA), Chava-kkad Ponnani (CP), Neendakara Kayamkulam (NK) and Warkala coast) were studied. It has been found that while heavy mineral concentration at NK and Warkala coast is quite high, the same at CP is rather low in comparison and at VA it's not significant.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:beach placer; chemical analysis; scanning electron microscopy; zircon
Divisions:Mineral Processing
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Deposited By:Sahu A K
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