Antimony, a silvery lustrous grey metalloid, it’s present in nature mainly since the sulfide mineral stibnite (Sb2S3). Antimony just isn’t abundant, but is found in over 100 mineral species. It is usually found natively, but with greater regularity it is found because the sulfide stibnite. Antimony is finding used in semiconductor technology to make infrared detectors, diodes and Hall-effect devices. It greatly raises the hardness and mechanical strength of lead. Batteries, antifriction alloys, type metal, small arms and tracer bullets, cable sheathing, and minor products use about half the metal produced. Compounds taking up another half are oxides, sulfides, sodium antimonate, and antimony trichloride.
Antimony Ore Dressing Method
Antimony ore dressing method, basically have hand picking, re-election, the flotation methods. One of them, to look at flotation of concentrator for further, followed by hand picking, use heavy optional choose factory is less. A few antimony ore flotation process through the use of single concentrator, most antimony ore concentrator adopt combination process, like the hand picking – flotation process, hand picking – re-election – flotation process.
Antimony Processing Plant
ZONEDING has designed many antimony processing plant, which have been exported to numerous countries. Below is ZONEDING designed antimony processing plant for mining stibnite ore and get antimony and gold. During operation, the plant achieved excellent recoveries of gold and antimony with gold recovery ranging between 89-91%. The unit processes employed for gold and antimony recovery from ore include: Two stage crushing plant: Our antimony crushing plant includes Jaw Crusher as primary crusher and cone crusher as secondary crusher. Conventional ball mill: Ball mill will be the suitable grinding mill for grinding antimony. Beside ball mill, vertical antimony mill can be utilized as antimony grinding mill. Cyclone classification with gravity separation on the circulating load Float cells Carbon in pulp (CIP) adsorption This antimony processing plant is configured for any throughput close to 40,000 TPA – a capacity which reflected the fact very high-grade ore was processed. However, the present crushing units from the plant use a capacity of around 100,000 TPA. Accordingly, from the installing of additional tanks and ball mill, the plant’s throughput can be increased to levels approaching capacity without the need for extensive redesigning. The tailings dam used during previous production may also be expanded to deal with increased plant capacity. This antimony processing plant operated for a amount of around Half a year before Chase Minerals was forced into administration following a 1998 stock exchange crash. The plant was subsequently operated for an additional 15 months by Fiminston Mining between 2001-3. This infrastructure will significantly decrease the capital expenditure needed to bring high-grade gold deposits identified over the extent of the Blue Spec and Red Ribbon Shears into production inside a shorter period when compared to a greenfield project.