Continuous minicell test of collectorless flotation at Mattabi Mines Ltd.

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 87, No. 985, 1994

M. Leroux, S.R. Rao, J .A. Finch, Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec and J. Kim, Noranda Technology Centre, Pointe Claire, Quebec

Continuous in-plant testing of collectorless Cu/Pb bulk flotation on Lyon Lake ore at Matlabi Mines Ltd. was conducted using a portable circuit based on 5 L mini flotation cells. It is concluded that collectorless Cu/Pb flotation is a reliable phenomenon for this ore over the usual range of plant operating conditions.