float mineral

float mineral

[′flōt ‚min·rəl]
(geology)
Small ore fragments carried from the ore bed by the action of water or by gravity; a float mineral often leads to discovery of mines.
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New C-Series collectors avoid the water chemistry sensitivity and poor selectivity in froth flotation of some oxide minerals with a unique approach: they float minerals based on mineral crystal structure, not on chemical composition.