differential flotation

differential flotation

[‚dif·ə′ren·chəl flō′tā·shən]
(mining engineering)
Separation of a complex ore into two or more mineral components and gangue by flotation.
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Metallurgical work completed to date on samples from the Navidad deposits has demonstrated that Navidad mineralization is amenable to concentration by simple, cost effective, and environmentally benign differential flotation processes.
Manganese was not recovered by the mine owner but Vena is currently testing a differential flotation flowsheet to recover this mineral.
The process flowsheet is based on a conventional three-stage crushing circuit and differential flotation for the production of three separate concentrates.
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