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Magnetic and Electrical Separation
Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 175-183

Improving Grade of Indian Chromite Ores by High–Gradient Magnetic Separation

Regional Research Laboratory, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Bhubaneswar 751 013, India

Received 3 July 1996; Revised 12 August 1996

Copyright © 1997 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Investigations were carried out to improve the chromium–to–iron ratio of two off–grade chromite samples from Orissa, India, having different physical natures. The results of these investigations indicated that the chromium–to–iron ratio could be improved from 1.85 to 3.0 with around 10% to 30% recoveries by high–intensity magnetic separation of the washed ores. A common flowsheet is suggested for processing of these two ores.