Benefaction studies on the Hasan Celebi magnetite deposit, Turkey

Open-File Report 72-303
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Bench-scale and semicontinuous tests were performed on surface, trench, and diamond drill core samples from the Hasan Celebi low-grade magnetite deposit to determine the optimum benefication procedures utilizing wet magnetic separation techniques. Composite core samples typically contain about 27 percent recoverable magnetite and require crushing and grinding through 1 mm in size to insure satisfactory separation of the gangue from the magnetite. Regrinding and cleaning the magnetite concentrate to 80 percent minus 150-mesh is necessary to obtain an optimum of 66 percent iron.

Semicontinuous pilot-plant testing with the wet magnetic drum using the recycled middling technique indicates that as much as 83 percent of the acid-soluble iron can be recovered into a concentrate containing 66 percent iron, with minimum deleterious elements. This represents 27 weight percent of the original ore. Further tests will continue when the Maden Tetkik ve Arama Enstitusu (MTA) receives 24 tons of bulk sample from an exploratory drift and cross-cut now being driven through a section of the major reserve area.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Benefaction studies on the Hasan Celebi magnetite deposit, Turkey
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 72-303
DOI 10.3133/ofr72303
Year Published 1972
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Description iii, 84 p.
Country Turkey
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