Comprehensive development and associated cobalt from Hanxing iron ore tailings

1 Key Laboratory of Resource Exploration Research of Hebei Province, Hebei University of Engineering, Handan, Hebei 056038, China
2 The Key Laboratory for High-efficient Mining and Safety of Metal Mines, Ministry of Education, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China

World Journal of Engineering

ISSN: 1708-5284

Publication date: 20 February 2014

Abstract

Cobalt is an extremely useful element, but there are very few separate cobalt deposits in China and imported cobalt ores are usually toxic. In order to develop more low-toxicity cobalt resources, China has to encourage exploration and development of this element. Samples are taken from Hanxing iron ore tailings and analyzed by ICP-MS and barium chloride titration experiments. The results indicate that the cobalt content is relatively high in Hanxing iron ore tailings, and some exceed the industrial grade. Therefore, with the depletion of cobalt resources, iron ore tailings are bound to become an important resource in China, and as these tailings are abundant in the Hanxing area, this area is expected to be of high development value.

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Meng, Z., Chu, Y., Zhang, Z. and Tian, X. (2014), "Comprehensive development and associated cobalt from Hanxing iron ore tailings", World Journal of Engineering, Vol. 10 No. 6, pp. 551-556. https://doi.org/10.1260/1708-5284.10.6.551

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