The Chuktukon niobium-rare earth metals deposit: Geology and investigation into the processing options of the ores : научное издание


Тип публикации: статья из журнала

Год издания: 2017

Идентификатор DOI: 10.1016/j.mineng.2017.07.015

Ключевые слова: alkaline-acid breakdown, Chuktukon niobium-rare earth deposit, geology, magnetizing roast, mineralogy, nitric acid leaching

Аннотация: The Chuktukon niobium-rare earth elements ore deposit is located in Siberia (Russia). Weathered carbonatite crusts are the basis of the ore deposit. The deposit itself is 3.5 km in length, about 800 to 1400 m in width and up to 200–300 m in thickness. The ores are composed of iron-manganese oxides (hydrogoethite, hematite, psilomelПоказать полностьюane, pyrolusite) and contain 3–7 wt.% of rare-earth phosphates (florencite, monazite) and 0.5–1 wt.% of niobium oxide (pyrochlore). The ore is completely finely dispersed and consists of oxide particles formed of compact, dense aggregates which makes ore dressing as well as leaching of the rare and radioactive elements very difficult. Several options for processing of these ores have been considered: 1) reduction of the iron oxides to magnetite followed by beneficiation with magnetic separation to produce a rare metal concentrate; 2) processing of the rare earth elements (REE) containing minerals by direct alkaline-acid treatment; 3) processing of the ores using nitric acid leaching in an autoclave.

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Журнал: Minerals Engineering

Выпуск журнала: Т. 113

Номера страниц: 8-14

ISSN журнала: 08926875

Издатель: Elsevier Science Publishing Company, Inc.


  • Serdyuk S.S. (Geokomp Ltd)
  • Lomayev V.G. (Geokomp Ltd)
  • Kuzmin V.I. (Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology SB RAS)
  • Gudkova N.V. (Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology SB RAS)
  • Kuzmin D.V. (Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology SB RAS)
  • Mulagaleeva M.A. (Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology SB RAS)
  • Kuzmina V.N. (Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology SB RAS)
  • Kalyakin S.N. (Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology SB RAS)
  • Flett D.S. (St Barbara LLP)
  • Logutenko O.A. (Institute of Solid State Chemistry and Mechanochemistry SB RAS)

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