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Magnetic Separation News
Volume 1 (1985), Issue 4, Pages 205-232

Magnetic Separation in South Africa

1Ore–dressing Division, Council for Mineral Technology, Randburg 2125, South Africa
2Department of Extractive Metallurgy, Western Australian School of Mines, P O Box 597, Kalgoorlie W.A. 6430, Australia

Received 28 November 1984

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The use of magnetic separators in the various mineral processing facilities in South Africa is described. A large number are used to recover medium in dense medium plants. The manufacture of various types of magnetic separation machines by three local suppliers is highlighted. The potential use of highgradient and/or high–intensity magnetic separation in the recovery of gold, uranium, and phosphate minerals is discussed.