Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy, USA
*Corresponding author: Corby Anderson, Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado 80401, USA, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission: April 01, 2018;Published: April 11, 2018
ISSN : 2576-8840Volume5 Issue2
Bastnaesite is an important mineral because of its abundance and rare earth content. Calcite and barite are the most common gangue minerals associated with bastnaesite. The importance of finding a suitable collector that can be selective against the gangue minerals without heated conditioning is critical to the advancement of the beneficiation of bastnaesite. This review will present some previous research that has been done on bastnaesite flotation and a comparison of new collectors used.