Mineralogical - beneficiation relationships for Waipipi ironsands.
Low, Hoi Fatt
The mineralogy of Waipipi ironsands was investigated with particular emphasis on composite nature and its effect on ironsand beneficiation. The relevance of the Davis Tube magnetic separator in defining a composite problem was examined. Various methods of separating mineral fractions based on composite nature were attempted. Washability studies of borehole samples are presented and their application to processing in a gravity circuit discussed. Results from a plant·sampling run are given and problem areas highlighted. Further studies extended to a two months test programme at the Waipipi Ironsands Limited plant involving magnetic separation are presented.
Advisor: Watson, J. L.
Degree Name: Master of Mineral Technology
Degree Discipline: Geology / Mineral Technology
Publisher: University of Otago
Research Type: Thesis
- Thesis - Masters