Beneficiation studies of Magnetite seasand
High Titanium containing Magnetite sand enrichment project
In scope of project; Pre-enrichment/enrichment study was completed following the physical, chemical and mineralogical characterization of the magnetite sand material with high Titanium content. In addition another scope of the characterization studies carried out is to determine the grain-rate relations, thus the behavior of the iron (Fe) – titanium (Ti) content of the ore, possible classification processes, and the possibilities of increasing the material rate to be fed to the beneficiation processes with the separation of the waste material.
As a result of the characterization studies carried out run of ore, it has been determined that the or can be prepared for the beneficiation process with a pre-screening and classification process before a possible beneficiation process. That the rate values of the ore material to be fed to the beneficiation processes and the concentrate to be obtained can be increased with these pre-screening and classification processes. In addition to these, it has been seen that pre-screening and classification processes to be applied before the beneficiation processes will be effective in removing the impurity content of the material, therefore, from another point of view, it will ensure the pre-beneficiation of the material by removing a clean waste material. The fact that the iron content of the ore material is Magnetite mineral with high magnetic susceptibility (Fe3O4) and some of the titanium content is Ilmenite (FeTiO3) indicates that the iron and titanium contents can be evaluated with possible beneficiation processes.
As can be clearly seen in the microscope images below (Picture 1.1, Picture 1.2, Picture 1.3) together with the experiments carried out, magnetite structures with a combined structure up to +150 microns are observed. It is possible to produce a total of 59% Fe product as a result of the experiments (Figure 3.16), which were clearly performed in 24 different enrichment experiments.