A mineral separation procedure using hot Clerici solution

Journal of Research of the U.S. Geological Survey
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Abstract

Careful boiling of Clerici solution in a Pyrex test tube in an oil bath is used to float minerals with densities up to 5.0 in order to obtain purified concentrates of monazite (density 5.1) for analysis. The "sink" and "float" fractions are trapped in solidified Clerici salts on rapid chilling, and the fractions are washed into separate filter papers with warm water. The hazardous nature of Clerici solution requires unusual care in handling.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title A mineral separation procedure using hot Clerici solution
Series title Journal of Research of the U.S. Geological Survey
Volume 2
Issue 4
Year Published 1974
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Description 3 p.
First page 479
Last page 481
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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