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Tin Ore Processing

Tin ore (Cassiterite) processing primarily relies on gravity separation due to the higher density of the ore compared to its associated minerals. However, in some cases where iron oxide minerals like magnetite and hematite are present, magnetic separation or flotation processes may be employed.

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Tin Ore Beneficiation Process

Tin ore beneficiation typically involves gravity separation as the primary method due to its higher density compared to the surrounding minerals. However, the presence of iron oxide minerals such as magnetite and hematite often requires the utilization of magnetic separation and flotation methods.

The tin ore beneficiation process involves several key steps:

  1. Crushing and Grinding: The raw tin ore is crushed and ground to achieve the desired particle size for subsequent sorting operations. Commonly used equipment includes jaw crushers and ball mills.
  2. Beneficiation: After the initial crushing and grinding, the tin ore is subjected to different sorting methods to separate it into various grades and qualities. The main sorting techniques utilized are gravity separation, flotation, and magnetic separation.
  • Gravity Separation: This method utilizes the difference in density between minerals to separate the ore by gravity.
  • Flotation: By exploiting the difference in hydrophilicity and hydrophobicity of the ore and water, the ore is separated through the adsorption of air bubbles and buoyancy.
  • Magnetic Separation: When tin ores contain magnetic minerals, a magnetic field is applied to separate the magnetic minerals from non-magnetic minerals.
  • Electrostatic Separation: If tin ores contain minerals with different electrical properties, further separation of tin minerals can be achieved by adjusting the electric field strength, current density, and processing time.

3.Concentration and Dewatering: After beneficiation, the concentrate is thickened to increase the solid content in the pulp, facilitating subsequent processing and transportation. The thickened concentrate is then dehydrated to remove excess water. Common dehydration equipment includes filters and filter presses. offers customizable solutions and equipment for complete tin ore beneficiation plants, ensuring the efficient recovery of high-grade tin concentrate.

Tin Ore Processing Plant

The mining and processing of tin ore are typically completed through a series of steps including crushing, screening, washing, gravity separation, and magnetic separation. The specific process and equipment required depend on the nature and characteristics of the ore.

At our company, we offer high-quality tin ore mining equipment and have a team of professional engineers who can customize the tin ore beneficiation process to meet your specific requirements. By choosing us, you can expect reliable equipment and expert guidance throughout the entire mining and processing operation.

1. Alluvial Tin Ore Mining Plant

The 120tph alluvial tin ore mining plant consists of the following components:

  • Vibrating feeder
  • Trommel screen
  • Belt conveyor
  • Jig separator
  • Shaking table
  • Three discs magnetic separator

Each component plays a vital role in the processing and extraction of tin ore, making this plant a complete and efficient system for alluvial tin mining.

The raw ore conditions in this tin project are as follows:

  • Raw ore doesn’t contain sticky clay, just alluvial loose soil.
  • Tin concentrate size in alluvial ore is 0-5mm.
  • Maximum feeding size of raw ore is 150mm.
  • Feeding capacity is 120 tons per hour.

These conditions are essential factors to consider when designing and operating the 120tph alluvial tin ore mining plant.

  1. Excavator or wheel loader feeds raw ore to the hopper through vibrating feeder with grizzly bar for even feeding. Waste stones over 80mm are removed and transported to the waste stockpile. Raw material is dispersed using a high-pressure water gun.
  2. Trommel screen with two layers separates materials. The inner screen is a 30mm bar steel screen, while the outer screen is a 5mm manganese steel wire mesh. Materials over 5mm are sent to the waste stockpile, while below 5mm materials go to the distributor.
  3. Below 5mm ore is fed to 6 sets of 4m2 jig separators by gravity separation, acting as primary separation for tin concentrate.
  4. Tin concentrates from the 6 sets of 4m2 jig separators are further processed in 3 sets of 2m2 jig separators by gravity, serving as fine separation for tin concentrate.
  5. Tin concentrates from the 3 sets of 2m2 jig separators are processed in 6 sets of shaking tables to achieve further fine separation and increase the tin grade.
  6. Shaking tables generate three outputs: tin concentrate, middlings, and tailings. Middlings are sent to three sets of shaking tables for reprocessing to improve tin recovery rate.
  7. Tin concentrate from all shaking tables is the finished product, while tailings go to the tailing pond.
  8. The naturally dried tin concentrate is then passed through a three-discs magnetic separator for the dry separation of tin, iron, coltan, and other weakly magnetic minerals.

2. Hard Rock Tin Ore Processing Plant

  1. Crushing: Material less than 15mm is fed into the hopper with a grizzly screen and then transported to the jaw crusher and roller crusher via a belt conveyor. The material is crushed twice to achieve the desired size.
  2. Screening: Qualified materials are screened using a vibrating screen. Materials less than 5mm are sent to the jig machine for sorting, while materials larger than 5mm are conveyed back to the rollers for further fine crushing.
  3. Beneficiation: The jig separator utilizes a slurry pump to transport the material under the screen to the dewatering screen. Tailings are discarded, and the water is recycled. The material is then transported to the shaker for use by the water pump. The -2mm concentrate on the screen is directly transferred to the distribution tank by the slurry pump. It is then processed in the shaking table to obtain the tin ore concentrate.

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