There are abundant and various mineral resources all over the world, but silver ore mineral is very poor in the mass. Silver has been known and valued as an ornamental and coinage metal since ancient times. Silver is a silver-white, lustrous, precious metal with high heat and electricity conductivity. Silver is often found combined with other elements, and half the world’s silver production is obtained as a by-product in the processing of lead, copper and zinc ores. Floatation and gravity treatment are main beneficiation processes for silver mineral.
Silver ore beneficiation process
Low grade silver ore isn’t suitable for final applications. It needs to increase the ore grade and reduce the gangue content. There are many different technics for silver ore beneficiation including crushing; grinding; washing; filtration; sorting; sizing; gravity concentration; magnetic separation; flotation; and agglomeration (pelletizing, sintering, briquetting, ornodulizing). According to silver ore characteristics and gangue content, different technics could be used in beneficiation process.
First, uniform fine particle sizes are produced through the crushing and grinding process. And then magnetic separation is most commonly used to separate natural magnetic silver ore from various less-magnetic or nonmagnetic materials. Sometimes, gravity or flotation method maybe used instead of magnetic separation. In the end, thickening and dewatering are used to remove the moisture or liquid from slurried concentrates and waste slurries. Through all these processes, the concentrated ore are separated from unwanted gangue.
Silver ore beneficiation equipment
Silver ore beneficiation process is to change the raw materials to achieve its economic value. There are various types of equipment involves in the silver ore beneficiation process, such as jaw crusher, impact crusher, cone crusher, ball mill, high pressure mill, sand washing machine, vibrating screen and feeder, filtering machine, gravity separator, magnetic separator, flotation separator, thickener, dryer, belt conveyor etc.
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