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Rutile and Associated Heavy Minerals in Florida Phosphate Flotation Plants.


PB211328

Publication Date 1972
Personal Author Lamont, W. E.; Brooks, D. R.; Feld, I. L.; McVay, T. N.
Page Count 45
Abstract The Federal Bureau of Mines investigated the potential for recovering rutile and associated valuable heavy minerals from the central Florida pebble phosphate district flotation circuits. Studies were made to determine (1) the type and quantity of valuable heavy minerals present at various points in the flotation circuits and (2) the technical feasibility of producing marketable grade concentrates of the valuable heavy minerals. Results of these studies indicated that the feed to the fine fatty acid flotation circuits contained an average of 0.39 percent heavy minerals. Based on available tonnage estimates the following average quantities of valuable heavy minerals should be passing through the district flotation plants annually: rutile, 4.5 thousand short tons; zircon, 14 thousand short tons; opaque (ilmenite) 41.5 thousand short tons; and monazite, 6 hundred short tons. (Author)
Keywords
  • Rutile
  • Materials recovery
  • Ilmenite
  • Zircon
  • Flotation
  • Inorganic phosphates
  • Metalliferous minerals
  • Florida
  • Monazite
Source Agency
  • Invalid Source Agency Code
NTIS Subject Category
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
Corporate Authors BUREAU OF Mines, Washington, D.C.
Supplemental Notes Prepared in cooperation with Tuscaloosa Metallurgy Research Lab., University, Ala.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Open file rept.
NTIS Issue Number 197220
Rutile and Associated Heavy Minerals in Florida Phosphate Flotation Plants.
Rutile and Associated Heavy Minerals in Florida Phosphate Flotation Plants.
PB211328

  • Rutile
  • Materials recovery
  • Ilmenite
  • Zircon
  • Flotation
  • Inorganic phosphates
  • Metalliferous minerals
  • Florida
  • Monazite
  • Invalid Source Agency Code
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
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