During the last ten years great strides have been made, on the Mesabi range, in the practice of beneficiating low grade iron ore material. By beneficiation is meant all methods of removing impurities, and raising the iron content to a point where it can be sold in open market, the principal impurities being silica and moisture.
Isostearic acid, a liquid isomer of stearic acid, is used as an agent in a froth flotation process to concentrate the iron oxide in iron ores. By use of this flotation agent, the iron oxide in the ground ore is directly floated away from the remainder of the ore.
Technical paper abstract: Ironstone Resources Ltd. is developing the Clear Hills oolitic iron ore deposit in northwest Alberta, Canada. Sources of oolitic iron ore worldwide are abundant and ubiquitous, but there is currently no commercial technology to extract iron from oolitic iron ores.
Metallurgical ContentThe Iron Ore Process FlowsheetCRUSHING AND GRINDINGHYDROCLASSIFICATION AND MAGNETIC FINISHINGCONDITIONING AND FLOTATIONSILICA FLOTATION REAGENTSTHICKENING AND FILTERINGADVANTAGES OF FLOTATION Beneficiation of Iron Ore and the treatment of magnetic iron …