Characterizing Megascopic Textures in Fluorospar Ores at Okorusu Mine
Recent field mapping in two open pits at the Okorusu fluorspar mine in Namibia confirmed the presence of a variety of host rocks that were replaced by fluorite ores. The presence of certain textures in the fluorite ores can be used to identify the original host rock that was replaced. The character of the original host rock prior to fluorite replacement, in turn, has a significant controlling influence upon the beneficiation problems that are experienced for those ores.
R. D. Hagni and P. A. Shivdasan, "Characterizing Megascopic Textures in Fluorospar Ores at Okorusu Mine," JOM Journal of the Minerals Metals and Materials Society, vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 17-19, Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), Apr 2000.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11837-000-0124-y
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Fluorspar; Geological Surveys; Minerals; Optical Microscopy; Rocks; Textures, Cathodoluminescence Microscopy; Field Mapping; Fluorite Ores; Fluorspar Ores; Okorusu Mine; Pegmatitic Carbonatite; Fluorspar Deposits
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