Recovery of Mica from Silt Deposits in the Nolichucky Reservoir, Tennessee.
Adair RB; Crabtree JO
NTIS: PB 198 289 :9 pages
The Bureau of Mines conducted laboratory batch and small-scale continuous tests on samples of silt from the Nolichucky Reservoir near Greeneville, Tennessee., to develop a process for the recovery of commercial-grade muscovite concentrates. Using a combination of Humphreys spirals for preconcentration followed by cationic flotation, 94.5 percent of the muscovite was recovered in a product containing 96.5 percent muscovite. Work done in cooperation with the University of Alabama.
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