Title

Mexican Silver Ores: Their Mineralogical Occurence and Treatment

Abstract

Mexican silver mining operations have existed prior to the sixteenth century. Recovery processes throughout the centuries were developed at the many mining localities and have progressed through smelting, the patio amalgamation process to cyanidation and flotation. A study of the present silver mining zones is reported in which the ores are evaluated in terms of the mineralogical constituents, their state in the matrix and the effects these are noted to impose upon the efficiency of recovery. Silver mineral identifications were by quantitative ore microscopic and scanning electron microscopic energy dispersive X-ray analysis.

Meeting Name

Symposium on Process Mineralogy (1982: Feb., Dallas, TX)

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Crushing And Grinding; Microscopic Examination; Process Mineralogy Applications; Silver Mines And Mining; Silver Ore Treatment

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

0895203995

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1982 Metallurgical Society of AIME, All rights reserved.

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