Research & Development in Material Science

Improved Collectors for Flotation of Bastnaesite

  • Dylan Everly and Corby Anderson*

    Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy, USA

    *Corresponding author: Corby Anderson, Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado 80401, USA, Email: cgandersmines@gmail.com

Submission: April 01, 2018;Published: April 11, 2018

ISSN : 2576-8840
Volume5 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.

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