Research & Development in Material Science

Improved Collectors for Flotation of Bastnaesite

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

DOI: 10.31031/RDMS.2018.05.000610

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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