The Recovery of Cesium Salts from the Taron Deposit
The Taron deposit in Argentina contains significant concentrates of cesium in a complex oxidized mineral assemblage associated with iron-arsenic-aluminum-manganese-silica mineralization. The recovery of cesium has been studied using sulfuric acid leaching with recovery of cesium as alum. The waste solution from cesium recovery is oxidized and neutralized to form stable iron–arsenate residues. The cesium alum is further treated to form high purity cesium hydroxide, which may be further processed to a range of cesium salts including cesium formate. The initial process developments for the Taron deposit are presented.
KeywordsTaron Cesium Acid Alum
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