Original paper

Development of mineralogy applications in mineral processing

Yvon, Jacques; Marion, Philippe; Michot, Laurent; Villieras, Frédéric; Wagner, Friedrich Ernst; Friedl, Jοspeh

European Journal of Mineralogy Volume 3 Number 4 (1991), p. 667 - 676

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published: Aug 27, 1991

DOI: 10.1127/ejm/3/4/0667

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Abstract The problem of mineralogical guides in mineral processing is discussed with special references to frontier domains such as direct upgrading, extractive metallurgy, mineral-elastomere composite materials and hydrothermal synthesis. 197Au Mossbauer spectroscopy allows the analysis of gold and the identification of gold-bearing phases and can provide some useful guidance in extractive metallurgy. 121Sb Mossbauer spectroscopy also gives encouraging results. A detailed crystallochemical analysis of reinforcement kaolinite leads to a good prediction of the Theological behaviour of rubber vulcanisates. In the case of processes involving a phase transition, such as α-plaster production, engineering can successfully utilize the techniques of experimental mineralogy to understand and regulate the process of hemihydrate growth.


applied mineralogymineral processingprocessing guideschlorite-talc separationgold197Au121SbMossbauer spectroscopyextractive metallurgykaolinite rubber reinforcementα-plaster growth