The seventh International Flotation Conference (Flotation 15) is taking at the Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town,...
Froth flotation is clearly the dominant mineral concentration method for nearly all mineral types such as, but not a complete list, copper, molybdenum, gold-silver, nickel, lead, zinc, phosphate, industrial minerals and potash ores.
Also amenable to flotation are fine coal and other minerals such as fluorspar, glass sand, barite, pyrite, talc, and iron oxide. In theory, flotation can be employed for the separation of any slurry containing particles that are sufficiently liberated.
Particles ranging in size from 0.5mm down to a few microns are responsive to flotation.
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