heavy-liquid separation

heavy-liquid separation

[′hev·ē ¦lik·wəd ‚sep·ə′rā·shən]
(mining engineering)
A laboratory technique for separating ore particles by allowing them to settle through, or float above, a fluid of intermediate density.
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