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Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

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J. S. Afr. Inst. Min. Metall. vol.108 n.5 Johannesburg May. 2008

 

TRANSACTION PAPER

 

The development and implementation of industrial hydrometallurgical gallium and germanium recovery

 

 

T.S. Fayram; C.G. Anderson

The Center for Advanced Mineral and Metallurgical Processing, Montana Tech of the University of Montana, USA

 

 


SYNOPSIS

The Gordonsville Operation of Pasminco US Inc. along with the Center for Advanced Mineral and Metallurgical Processing (CAMP) at Montana Tech studied, developed and implemented a pilot-scale hydrometallurgical facility for the industrial recovery of germanium and gallium. This paper describes the joint testing and engineering programme that culminated in this successful process.


 

 

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