Journal of Mining Science

, Volume 53, Issue 3, pp 473–477 | Cite as

Producibility of Abrasive Garnet from Garnet–Mica Schist by Electropulse Disintegration

  • A. S. Potokin
  • D. G. Stepenshchikov
  • A. F. Usov
  • Yu. L. Voytekhovsky
Rock Failure


The article reports the research findings on feasibility of abrasive garnet production from garnet–mica schist of Western Keivy deposit on the Kola Peninsula using the method of electropulse disintegration. After the tests of material ground to –1 + 0.25, 90% of pure garnet has been produced. The research shows prospects for electropulse disintegration application in production of pure abrasive garnet chips.


Garnet–mica schist West Keivy electropulse disintegration abrasive garnet chips 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. Potokin
    • 1
  • D. G. Stepenshchikov
    • 2
  • A. F. Usov
    • 1
  • Yu. L. Voytekhovsky
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Physico-Technical Problems of Energy Engineering in the North, Kola Science CenterRussian Academy of SciencesApatityRussia
  2. 2.Geological Institute, Kola Science CenterRussian Academy of SciencesApatityRussia

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