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Title:
METHOD OF ORE TREATMENT
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2003100412
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
The invention provides a novel method of treating a mineral sample comprising the steps of: introducing a comminuted mineral sample together with a flux into a reaction vessel, the flux including a collector agent adapted during fusion to collect a constituent of the mineral sample; causing the flux and mineral sample to fuse to form a molten slag and molten collector agent; preheating a separation vessel; introducing the molten slag and molten collector agent into the preheated separation vessel; and separating the molten slag from the molten collector agent.

Inventors:
HOHENSTEIN BOYNE FRIEDRICH (ZA)
COWAN GEORGE MICHAEL (ZA)
Application Number:
ZA0300067W
Publication Date:
April 01, 2004
Filing Date:
May 23, 2003
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Assignee:
INNOVATIVE MET PRODUCTS (PTY) LIMITED
HOHENSTEIN, BOYNE FRIEDRICH
COWAN, GEORGE MICHAEL
International Classes:
C22B1/00; C22B11/02; G01N33/20; C22B7/00; (IPC1-7): C22B7/00; G01N33/20
Domestic Patent References:
WO2002004919A22002-01-17
WO1997039155A11997-10-23
Foreign References:
US4514223A1985-04-30
US3674463A1972-07-04
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