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Mineralogical characterisation of tantalum ores for the optimization of their processing

Author
Alfonso, P.; Oliva, J.; García-Vallès, M.; Tomasa, O.; Calvo, D.; Guasch, E.; Anticoi, H.; Parcerisa, D.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
International journal of mining, materials, and metallurgical engineering (IJMMME)
Date of publication
2016-10-19
Volume
2
First page
20
Last page
24
Project funding
Increasing yield on Tungsten and Tantalum ore production by means of advanced and flexible control on crushing, milling and separation process
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/91209 Open in new window
URL
http://ijmmme.avestia.com/2016/004.html Open in new window
Abstract
Tantalum is a strategic metal with multiple applications for the new technologies. Tantalum ore deposits are scarce in the European Union, thus, more efficient extracting processes are necessary to contribute to a greater European independence on the market of these critical raw materials. Tantalum mainly occurs in pegmatites, leucogranite deposits and its placers. There are not active tantalum mines in Europe, however, several deposits are susceptible to being exploited if current technologies ...
Citation
Alfonso, P., Oliva, J., García-Valles, M., Tomasa, O., Calvo, D., Guasch, E., Anticoi, H., Parcerisa, D. Mineralogical characterisation of tantalum ores for the optimization of their processing. "International Journal of Mining, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering", 19 Octubre 2016, vol. 2, p. 20-24.
Keywords
Microlite, Milling, Mineralogical characterization, Ore processing, Tantalite, Tantalum
Group of research
GREMS - Sustainable Mining Research Group
SSR-UPC - Smart Sustainable Resources

Participants