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Magnetic and Electrical Separation
Volume 5 (1994), Issue 4, Pages 223-229

Simultaneous Increase in the Grade and the Recovery of Iron in HGMS by Controlling Magnetic Susceptibility of the Separation Medium

1Institute "Gipromashugleobogascheniye", Lugansk, Ukraine
2Mining Institute, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine

Received 18 August 1993; Revised 14 March 1994

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The application of high–gradient magnetic separation to the beneficiation of oxidised iron quartzites is complicated by the presence of a wide range of magnetic properties associated with fine dissemination of iron–containing minerals. It has been observed that an increase in the recovery of iron and in the grade of the concentrate can be achieved by controlling the magnetic susceptibility of the slurry by avoiding the overgrinding of the ore. In this way the recovery of iron has been increased by 3% and the grade of the concentrate by 2.3%.