underground water used on platinum flotation

1.1 PHASES OF A MINING PROJECT

molybdenum, and platinum. The environmental ... groundwater must be pumped out of the pit to allow mining to ... Placer mining is used when the metal of interest is associated with ... separation, flotation, solvent extraction, electrowinning...

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The Potential for Acid Mine Drainage and other Water Quality ...

Nov 20, 2014 ... underground and/or open pit mining and copper concentration via flotation processing. ... process are a concentrate which typically includes gold and platinum group ... blasting agents, flotation reagents, and inert portions of the ore. ... Most of the water used to transport tailings or concentrate or used in ore.

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The Science of Mining - Twin Metals

The Twin Metals Minnesota project will be an underground mine, limiting surface ... One of these processes that will be used is called “flotation”. ... a specialized water-chemical-air solution, where the desired mineral particles attach to air ... or bulk precious metals such as platinum, palladium and gold, measured in ounces.

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Chemical risks in mining industry - prevor

Dec 28, 2011 ... Mining can be categorized as surface mining, underground mining, and in situ mining. ... Flotation: process by which chemicals are added to a crushed ore-water ... water is typically recycled, treated, and used in subsequent mining or ... other metal ores (lead, cadmium, manganese, platinum and cobalt).

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How are waste materials managed at mine sites | MiningFacts

Disposal of water treatment residues in underground mine workings is the least .... ore is ground up to sand-sized particles; froth floatation cells are then used to...

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Mining Industry - The McIlvaine Company

Platinum Group Metals. Water and Wastewater ... Flotation is adaptable to small particles and commonly used to recover lead, copper, platinum, and zinc. In flotation, the ... Leakage can transport contaminants to groundwater or surface water.

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Froth flotation

Froth flotation is a process for selectively separating hydrophobic materials from hydrophilic. This is used in mineral processing, paper recycling and waste-water .... For froth flotation, the grou...

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Quantification of water usage at a South African platinum processing ...

Water footprints of chemicals used during flotation were excluded from the ... of mining operations on ground and surface water resources (Hoekstra et al., 2011).

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Water Management in Anglo Platinum Process Operations - IMWA ...

Oct 23, 2009 ... sewage effluent water, whilst underground mine water can be described as ... major problems regarding water usage on metallurgical plants is the high level of .... platinum flotation when treating process water with an anion...

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Water management in mining: a selection of case studies - ICMM

impacts on people from competing water use in every locality in which a mine .... Hypersaline groundwater and wastewater from other water disposal routes are ... platinum and copper production) for cooling and other parts of the process. ..... is processed by a conventional milling and flotation process. The process plant...

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