Froth Flotation and Gold Extraction - Manhattan Gold & Silver
Since its discovery, froth flotation has been a major component for the processing of sulfide-rich ores, including copper, coal, and refractory gold. In gold mining, froth flotation is used to separate gold from gangue by utilizing gold’s hydrophobicity.The flotation of gold bearing ores — A review - ScienceDirect,The practice of the flotation of pure gold and gold-bearing ores such as tellurides, aurostibite, kerogen, pyrite, pyrrhotite, copper-gold ores and mixed sulphides is reviewed. The factors which influence the choice of collectors, pH and Eh, are discussed as well as the application of differential flotation.Introduction to Mineral Processing - Chevron Phillips Chemical,Gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, molybdenum, iron, potash, phosphate, and even sand for glass are often processed by froth flotation. Without froth flotation, many of the metals and minerals used every day in our modern world would be much more expensive.