Metal Winning: General Methods of Extraction and Refining

  • A. R. Bailey


EXTRACTION comprises the various methods used to obtain and to consolidate metal from concentrates, ore, or some mixture, or from chemically purified mineral; sometimes the mineral may be first converted to a more amenable form. The procedure thus involves removal of remaining gangue, decomposition of the mineral if a compound, and agglomeration and collection of the metal. Extraction may be carried out in one or several stages.


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© A. R. Bailey 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. R. Bailey
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal School of Mines, Imperial College of Science and TechnologyUK

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