EFFECTIVE SEPARATION OF GALENA CONCENTRATE FROM THE MIXTURE OF GALENA AND QUARTZ BY TABLING

  • O. Ojo Department of Mining Engineering Federal University of Technology P.M. B. 704, Akure Ondo State, Nigeria
  • B.M. Olaleye Department of Mining Engineering Federal University of Technology P.M. B. 704, Akure Ondo State, Nigeria

Abstract

Separation of a clean galena (lead sulphide) concentrate from the mixture of galena and quartz by tabling operation has been investigated. The Nigerian Lead ore composed mainly lead sulphide and quartz.
Tabling method was employed on the ore as a method of gravity concentration. The mineral constituents of the ore were successfully separated based on the relative specific gravities of the constituent minerals. The results of the work are useful to mineral processing industries for the separation of Nigerian lead ore and will also serve as database for similar industrial processing plant and similar ore deposits.

Keywords: Galena, Quartz, Separation, Concentration, Tabling.

[Global Jnl Engineering Res. Vol.1(2) 2002: 89-96]
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