Beryllium Chemistry and Processing
Chapter 6: Mineral Processing
This chapter describes some of the processes used to concentrate beryllium-rich minerals from ores. It discusses the flotation of bertrandite and phenacite from calcite, mica, fluorspar, and quartz-containing ores, the flotation of beryl from pegmatitic gangues and low-grade deposits, and the use of chemical activators and conditioning agents. It also explains that hand sorting is still very common because of processing challenges and inefficiencies.
Edgar E. Vidal, James Foley, David L. Olson, Mineral Processing, Beryllium Chemistry and Processing, By Kenneth A. Walsh;Edited By Edgar E. Vidal, Alfred Goldberg, Edward N.C. Dalder, David L. Olson, Brajendra Mishra, ASM International, 2009, p 65–70, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.bcp.t52230065
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